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Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 2:27PM EST
Taylor Swift agreed to perform on The Tonight Show and pay subtle tribute to Jimmy Fallon's mom “on a complete whim”
Her performance of "New Year’s Day," with a line echoing something Fallon had said in paying tribute to his mom, was “a beautiful coincidence in a beautiful performance,” tweeted Tonight Show writer/producer Mike DiCenzo, who adds that Swift was asked by the staff at the last minute since she had just performed in nearby on SNL. “I could see Jimmy silhouetted at his desk dabbing his eyes with a tissue. We all lost it,” DiCenzo adds. ALSO: Carson Daly’s mom and Fallon’s mom were close friends.
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 2:17AM EST
Jimmy Fallon pays tribute to his mom in an emotional return to The Tonight Show
"As some of you know, my mother Gloria passed away recently and I canceled our shows last week to be with my family and make arrangements,” Fallon said on Monday’s Tonight Show. “She was the best audience. She was the one I was always trying to make laugh and she was such a fan of the show, and everything I did. When we were little, my mom would walk us to the store, me and my sister, and we would hold hands and she would squeeze my hand three times to say I love you and I would squeeze I love you too."
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 4:12PM EST
Inside Jimmy Fallon’s relationship with his mom
Gloria Fallon and husband Jim (James Fallon, Sr.) named their kids after themselves. Jimmy (James Fallon Jr.) has a sister named Gloria. Fallon says his parents were so supportive of his career aspirations they let him drink beer while watching Saturday Night Live while he was in high school. After he got the SNL job in 1998, Fallon said, “I called my mom, and it was so emotional. Everyone was just crying and excited.”
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 9:32AM EST
Stars show support for Jimmy Fallon following his mom’s death
“Jimmy's mom was full of energy, fun, a hearty laugh & twinkle in her eye,” tweeted Andy Cohen, who interviewed Fallon last week on Watch What Happens Live. “The apple didn't fall far from the tree. Love to all the Fallons.” Miley Cyrus, who spent a recent week with Fallon on The Tonight Show, also expressed support in the wake of Gloria Fallon’s passing: “I'm sad to say my friend Jimmy's mother has passed away... sending him all the love in my heart.”
Posted Sunday 11/05/17 at 1:33AM EST
Jimmy Fallon’s mother dies
Fallon’s mother, Gloria Fallon, died in a New York City hospital on Saturday at age 68, one day after Fallon canceled a Tonight Show taping to be by her side. “Jimmy was at his mother’s bedside, along with her loved ones, when she passed away at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC,” said a family spokesperson. “Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time.” In a June interview with Howard Stern, Fallon revealed that his mom was once a nun. In May, Fallon jokingly tweeted, "My mom and I were talking on the phone for the third time that day and she actually said, ‘We don’t talk enough.'" Earlier Saturday, Fallon bandleader Questlove appeared to offer condolences while being swarmed by paparazzi in Los Angeles. The death of Fallon’s mother comes less than two months after fellow NBC late-night host Carson Daly lost his mom. There’s no word yet on how Fallon’s mom’s death will impact The Tonight Show's taping schedule. Fallon had all-new episodes scheduled for the coming week. UPDATE: The Tonight Show has canceled this week's tapings and Stephen Colbert has offered his condolences.