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Here's Why NBC Canceled 'Tonight Show' Tapings This Week

Tapings of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon have been canceled for the week of November 6th through the 10th following the death of Jimmy Fallon’s mother, according to a statement from NBC.

On behalf of everyone at NBC, we extend our deepest condolences to Jimmy and all his family at this time of enormous loss,” said NBC in a statement. “Our hearts go out to Jimmy and everyone else whose lives were so touched by Gloria Fallon’s love, kindness and support.”

Fallon’s mother, Gloria, died Saturday at a New York hospital. Her death came one day after NBC canceled a taping of “The Tonight Show” due to her illness.

“Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, died peacefully on Saturday,” a Fallon family spokesperson said in a press statement. “Jimmy was at his mother’s bedside, along with her loved ones, when she passed away at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time.”

Fallon’s mother was ill and in a hospital at the time of the Tonight Show cancellation according to Variety.

In a 2004 New York magazine interview, Fallon described his childhood. “My dad was in Vietnam, and he was in a doo-wop group,” Fallon said. “My mom was like a total square; she wasn’t allowed to leave her stoop in Brooklyn. She was a nun for about a month, but then she was like, ‘You know what? I didn’t get the calling!’ Ha!”

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