Leslie Jordan was a treasure to of us in Chattanooga, Tennessee, his hometown … and now town plans to honor the late actor, and it is working together with his household to make it occur.
Leslie, who died Tuesday in Los Angeles, is being remembered as “one of many cherished sons of Chattanooga,” in accordance with a rep for town … who additionally tells TMZ, Leslie introduced pleasure to the neighborhood for a few years.
We’re informed considered one of Leslie’s members of the family reached out to town about securing a facility to honor his reminiscence. Town is now partnering with Leslie’s fam to make it occur, by discovering a venue for a memorial service and ensuring to select a date that works effectively for Leslie’s family members.
Chattanooga, we’re informed, can also be open to different concepts on greatest keep in mind Leslie — a number of the concepts being kicked round embrace renaming a avenue or constructing in his honor however we’re informed the ultimate name will probably be as much as his household.
The rep tells us Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly knew Leslie since they have been youngsters, once they labored collectively at a neighborhood restaurant … so his ties to town run deep.
We’re informed Leslie made positive to return to Chattanooga to take part in civic occasions and volunteer with native charities even after his Hollywood success.
TMZ broke the story … Leslie was driving his BMW in Hollywood when investigators imagine he suffered a medical emergency and crashed into the facet of a constructing.
He was on his strategy to the “Name Me Kat” set for filming, and we’re informed he had been complaining lately about shortness of breath.
Again in Chattanooga, we’re informed of us are nonetheless in mourning … and town is attempting to steadiness displaying respect for Leslie’s household with being conscious of neighborhood members who need to have a good time him.
Leslie’s additionally going to be honored in West Hollywood, the place he frequented eating places and occasional retailers. We’re informed the WeHo metropolis council will adjourn in Leslie’s honor at their subsequent assembly.
West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister tells TMZ … “Leslie Jordan was a beloved determine within the metropolis. I used to see him usually on the ‘Huge Homosexual Starbucks,’ the place he entertained everybody in his path. When the Metropolis modified out the prevailing parking meters to meters decrease in peak, he boasted that we did it for him. Leslie Jordan was a stunning, enjoyable, humorous particular person. He was one in 1,000,000 — he will probably be missed.”