“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,” he said.
Fallon continued with an anecdote, his voice breaking: “When we were little, my mum 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,'” he said. “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.”
The chat show host said he was greatly appreciative of the support he and his family received during such a difficult time. “We are going to continue to work hard to bring life and laughter into the world,” he said, adding, as he clenched his fist three times: “Mom, I will never stop trying to make you laugh. I love you.”
Gloria Fallon died on Nov. 4, surrounded by family, including Jimmy Fallon, at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Her death came after Fallon cancelled a Nov. 3 taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon due to a “private Fallon family matter.”
In May he joked over Twitter about his mother claiming she didn’t talk to him enough during their third phone conversation that day: