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Jimmy Fallon Pays Tribute to His Mother, Gloria, on The Tonight Show

Jimmy Fallon Pays Tribute to His Mother, Gloria, on The Tonight Show

Jimmy Fallon returned to The Tonight Show on Monday for the first time since the passing of his mother, Gloria, and paid a moving tribute to her during the episode. The talk show host knew at that moment that "they were in trouble".

Addressing the news upfront, the host explained all of last week's tapings had been canceled so he could be with family following the devastating loss. Thank you to Taylor, the Roots, [Steve Higgins], our whole staff and crew, and to all the FalPals, fans, and everyone who reached out to and supported Jimmy and his family.

A spokeswoman for Fallon said his mother, Gloria Fallon, died November 4 at a New York City hospital with her son and other family by her side.

At the start of the show, Fallon told a touching story from his childhood, in which his mother squeezed his hand three times to say I love you.

This marks just her second TV performance of songs from her sixth studio album that was released last week.




"She was not scheduled to do our show today", he wrote on Twitter.

Fallon then shared a attractive memory of going grocery shopping with his mother, and a special "I Love You" signal they shared right up until the very end of her life.

"Tonight Show" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST on NBC.

Swift appeared on Jimmy Fallon's late-night show to perform "New Year's Day", already a fan favorite from her new sixth LP. Pictured: Fallon attends the 2011 Can-Do Awards Dinner at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on April 7, 2011 in New York City.


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