Rumors of the death started circulating the internet via Twitter a few
hours ago and they were recently confirmed by Fallon's publicist.
Although the cause of death was not mentioned it is suspected that drugs
What is known at this point is that at approximately 6:40
EST a family member checked him into Palo Alto Memorial Hospital of an
apparent overdose, and the former comedian died a few hours later. The
death has come as a surprise to many who were unaware of his ongoing
battle with drugs, which was kept well hidden from the media.
Jimmy was goonin' until the day he died, R.I.P
Jimmy Fallon was best known for hosting Late Night
with Jimmy Fallon, a late-night talk show that aired on NBC. Prior to
that he was best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from
1998-2004, as well as for appearing in several films.
Fallon was loved by many fans around the world, he will be remembered as
one of the most influential comedians of the last century. Thousands of
fans have expressed their shock and grief on social networking
websites such as Twitter, with famous people contributing
and offering support to the friends and family as well. Lifelong friend
Will Ferrell Tweeted 'I can't believe he is really gone...the world is
poorer for it'. Jimmy Fallon was just 37 years old.