Hollywood is in mourning over the death of Leslie Jordan, a veteran of television who won an Emmy. He played Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace, Sid on The Cool Kids, Lonnie Garr on Hearts Afire, and a number of characters on American Horror Story, for which he is best known.
After a car accident Monday morning, the actor’s representative confirmed his death to Page Six.
Authorities believe Jordan had a medical emergency while driving and crashed into a building.
Many of his former coworkers and friends expressed their sorrow and condolences after his passing. Emmy winner’s co-star on Will & Grace, Sean Hayes, paid tribute to him on social media.
Jordan Was a Vocal Advocate for The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Leslie Jordan became even more well-known thanks to the overwhelmingly positive reception of the Instagram videos in which he narrated his otherwise routine daily activities in his distinctively southern drawl.
From 5.8 million, he was able to grow his platform following thanks to the videos. In addition to being an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights, Jordan was a gay man.
I have no doubt in my mind that God purposely made me this way. He reassured the public of his accuracy in a 2021 interview with People.
A post on Jordan’s official Instagram account on Monday read, “The love and light that Leslie shared will never go out and we invite you to share your memories and comfort each other during this time.”
The caption promised us “a glimpse of a project Leslie was really proud of and was looking forward to sharing with the world” in the coming days.
Jordan Wins His First Emmy
In the 2000s, Jordan made guest appearances on Boston Public and then Boston Legal, and he arguably “broke out” as Megan Mullally’s arch nemesis Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace. He won his first Emmy for that part in 2006.
Upon Hearing of Jordan’s Death, Sean Hayes and Mc Cormack Express Their Sorrow.
Former Will & Grace cast member Sean Hayes wrote on Facebook, “My heart is broken.” One of the funniest people I’ve ever worked with was Leslie Jordan. He was well-liked by everyone who met him.
Nobody else will ever measure up to him. A rare gift paired with a massive capacity for empathy. Oh, Leslie, you will be sorely missed.
McCormack agreed with his co-star and said, “Saddened by the news of @thelesliejordan’s passing; he was the wittiest and charming southern gentleman I’ve ever met.
With every #WillandGrace episode, he brought an infectious sense of humor and good cheer. Lost 30 years too soon. I hope you know how much you were cherished.”
Words of Conclusion
In a film and television career that began in the ’80s, Jordan was recognized for his roles in such shows as ‘Will & Grace” and ‘American Horror Story. This is a shocking loss. On Monday, October 24, Leslie Jordan was killed in a car accident in Los Angeles. He was 67. Police believe Jordan had a medical emergency while driving and crashed into a building.