Stars Pay Their Respects After Jimmy Fallon’s Mother, Gloria, Dies at 68

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In this May 23, 2017 file photo, Jimmy Fallon attends the SeriousFun Children's Network Gala at Pier Sixty in New York.

Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria Fallon, has passed away at age 68.

Fallon had canceled Friday night’s taping of The Tonight Show to be with his mother, who had been ill, and she “died peacefully on Saturday,” a spokesperson for Fallon told NBC News.

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

Tonight Show tapings have been canceled this week, NBC says.

After the sad news broke, Fallon’s fellow celebrities shared their condolences on social media. Miley Cyrus, who recently appeared on The Tonight Show for a special “Miley Week,” posted a heartfelt message on Twitter.

“I’m sad to say my friend Jimmy’s mother has passed away…sending him all the love in my heart…keep smilin Jimmy,” she wrote. “I know it’s tough to do when we lose someone we care about, I couldn’t [imagine] not havin my mama…I am so sorry.”

Other celebrities, including fellow late-night hosts Stephen Colbert and Andy Cohen, paid their respects.

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Our thoughts are with Jimmy Fallon and his family during this difficult time.

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