Actress Leslie Jordan, 67, dies in a fatal car accident
Leslie Jordan passed away at the age of 67. The beloved actor died in a car accident in Hollywood, California, on Monday, October 24, after suffering a medical emergency while driving.
Jordan is famous for appearing in shows such as Will & Grace, American Horror Story, Call Me Kat, And the Hearts AffairAnd it has continued to become a sensation on social media during the pandemic. Keep reading to find out more about the unfortunate news.
Leslie Jordan dies in a car accident
Los Angeles Police confirmed that Leslie Jordan crashed his car into the side of a Hollywood building around 9:30 a.m. local time on Monday. Police suspect that the actor was exposed to a medical emergency that led to the accident.
Jordan’s representative, David Shaul, released a statement confirming his death. “The world is certainly a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan. Not only was he an immense talent and a joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary for the nation in one of its most difficult times.”
He added, “What he lacked in height he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner and human being. Knowing that he left the world at the height of his career and personal life is the only solace one can get today.”
Jordan stars mourn his death
After the sad news spread, the actor’s stars and friends began expressing their sadness through social media. Shawn Hayes, who worked with Jordan on Will & Grace, He tweeted: “My heart is broken. Leslie Jordan was one of the funniest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Everyone he met loved him. There will never be anyone like him.”
“A unique talent with a formidable and caring heart. We will miss you, my dear friend.” Another co-actor, Jackie Harry, tweeted, “Totally heartbroken. Leslie Jordan was such a kind soul and gave us loads of laughs. Rest in peace, my friend.”
George Takei also mourned the death of the actor and wrote. “I am shocked by the death of Leslie Jordan, who has delighted us with her many roles on television and film. The cause of death was a car accident after suffering a medical emergency. Leslie, our hearts are saddened by your loss and we will miss your fun and inimitable spirit.”
Leslie Jordan won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2006
Jordan studied theater at the University of Tennessee and moved to Los Angeles in 1982 to pursue an acting career. He appeared in a number of films and TV shows, including, Sordid Lives, The Help, Murphy Brown, Ugly Betty, And the Boston Public.
The actor gained wide recognition for his portrayal of Beverly Leslie on NBC Will & Grace. The same role earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006.
Leslie was openly gay, and was considered a symbol for many gay people. In the year 2020, when the epidemic began to appear and a large part of the world was closed, the actor spread on social media with his funny videos, going from 50,000 followers on Instagram to 5.8 million followers.
Leslie will surely be missed as a lucky actor who brought smiles to millions of faces. May his soul rest in peace!