Leslie Jordan, the extensively adored actor and comic, died Monday morning after a automobile crash in Hollywood, Calif., a number of shops reported.
The frequent Will & Grace visitor star was 67.
Native authorities confirmed to leisure information website TMZ that Jordan suffered a medical emergency whereas driving his BMW, which he crashed into the aspect of a constructing.
“The world is certainly a a lot darker place immediately with out the love and lightweight of Leslie Jordan. Not solely was he a mega expertise and pleasure to work with, however he offered an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one among its most troublesome instances,” a consultant for Jordan stated in an announcement Monday. “Realizing that he has left the world on the top of each his skilled and private life is the one solace one can have immediately.”
In 2006, Jordan, a Tennessee native, received an Emmy for his position as Beverley Leslie on Will & Grace. Jordan additionally appeared on a number of different widespread TV reveals, together with Boston Authorized, Reba, Determined Housewives, American Horror Story and Name Me Kat.
Jordan’s different eclectic credit embody Fantasy Island and America vs. Billie Vacation.
Tributes from fellow actors and followers of Jordan poured in rapidly after information of his demise broke.
Sean Hayes, who performs Jack McFarland on Will & Grace wrote that Jordan “was one of many funniest folks I ever had the pleasure of working with.”
Jordan was a lot beloved amongst LGBTQ2S+ communities. This yr, he appeared as a visitor star on Season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The official RuPaul’s Drag Race Twitter account expressed sympathy for Jordan’s demise, writing, “Thanks for all of the numerous laughs and for sharing your spirit with us all.”
George Takei wrote that he was “surprised” by information of Jordan’s demise. “Leslie, we’re heartbroken at your loss and can miss your mirth and inimitable spirit,” he wrote.
Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Jordan frequently went viral on TikTok the place he posted brief, humorous movies about his life and day by day happenings. As of this writing, Jordan’s TikTok account has 2.3 million followers.
A lot of Jordan’s movies included him asking “How ya’ll doin?” and a few included tales about Hollywood or his childhood rising up with equivalent twin sisters and their “mama,” as he known as her. Different instances he did foolish bits like full an indoor impediment course.
The highlight led to new alternatives. Earlier this month he launched a gospel album known as Firm’s Comin’ that includes Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Eddie Vedder and Tanya Tucker. He wrote a brand new e-book, How Y’all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Properly Lived.
In his final publish to social media, Jordan shared a video of himself singing with Danny Myrick to Instagram (the place Jordan has 5.8 million followers) the day earlier than his demise.
As of this writing, no funeral plans or public memorial particulars have been launched.
— With information from The Related Press.
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