Jimmy Fallon Tearfully Pays Tribute to Late Mom: Watch

Jimmy Fallon held again tears as he paid tribute to his late mother, Gloria Fallon, on The Tonight Show on Monday, November 13, after taking off per week to mourn his household’s loss.

“She was the best audience, she was the one I was always trying to make laugh. She was such a fan of the show and everything I did,” Fallon, 43, informed the group at 30 Rock in NYC.

“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 and say, ‘I love you,’ and I would squeeze back, ‘I love you too.’ Last week I was in the hospital, at her side, and I grabbed her hand and I squeezed ‘I love you,’ and I just knew we were in trouble,” he recalled, getting choked up.

“I feel so grateful to be able to do this every single night and I’m very appreciative of all the support from all of you that my family received over the past week,” he continued. “Mom, I’ll never stop trying to make you laugh.”

As beforehand reported, Gloria handed away at a New York City hospital on Saturday, November four. “On behalf of everyone at NBC, we extend our deepest condolences to Jimmy and all his family at this time of enormous loss,” the community stated in a press release to Us Weekly the next day. “Our hearts go out to Jimmy and everyone else whose lives were so touched by Gloria Fallon’s love, kindness and support.”

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The Tonight Show airs weeknights on NBC at 11:35 p.m. ET.

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