Leslie Jordan, a beloved actor who steadily guest-starred on “Will and Grace,” died in a automobile crash on Monday. The actor was 67.
“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” stated his agent, David Shaul. “Not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one of [its] most difficult times.”
The comic, who gained a significant following on social media through the pandemic, reportedly crashed his automobile right into a constructing in Hollywood. The information was first reported by TMZ.
Los Angeles Police Division Officer Warren Moore confirmed to HuffPost that there was “a car incident today where the driver of the vehicle collided into a wall,” though he declined to touch upon whether or not Jordan was the driving force in query.
“What he lacked in height he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner and human being,” Shaul added. “Knowing that he has left the world at the height of both his professional and personal life is the only solace one can have today.”
Jordan, recognized for his diminutive stature and southern drawl, appeared in hit reveals like “American Horror Story,” “Con Man” and “Boston Public” throughout his almost three many years in present enterprise. He gained a Primetime Emmy Award for Excellent Visitor Actor in a Comedy Sequence in 2006, for his work on “Will and Grace,” the place he portrayed fan-favorite Beverly Leslie on the sequence.
Two of Jordan’s co-stars on the present memorialized him in emotional Twitter tributes on Monday.
“My heart is broken,” actor Sean Hayes wrote. “Leslie Jordan was one of the funniest people I ever had the pleasure of working with. Everyone who ever met him, loved him. There will never be anyone like him. A unique talent with an enormous, caring heart. You will be missed, my dear friend.”
Actor Erick McCormack stated he was equally “Crushed to learn about the loss of @thelesliejordan,” who he known as “the funniest & flirtiest southern gent I’ve ever known.”
“The joy and laughter he brought to every one of his #WillandGrace episodes was palpable. Gone about thirty years too soon,” he wrote on Twitter. “You were loved, sweet man. 💔”
At the time of his loss of life, Jordan was engaged on the sitcom “Call Me Kat” with Mayim Bialik.
In his final put up on social media, Jordan posted a video singing a hymn with musician Danny Myrick.
“Danny helped out with a new song comin’ real soon,” the actor and comic wrote on Sunday, earlier than including his common log out, “Love. Light. Leslie.”