Leslie Jordan, the Emmy Award-winning actor, writer and singer best known for his roles on “Will & Grace,” “American Horror Story” and “Heart’s Affair,” has died. He is 67 years old.
Jordan was driving in Hollywood Monday morning and crashed into the side of a building on Cahuenga Blvd. and Romain St. It was suspected that he was suffering from some sort of medical emergency.
Jordan is a veteran actor whose credits include “The Help,” “The Cool Kids” and “Call Me Cat,” which is currently airing its third season on Fox. In 2006, she won an Emmy Award for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Will & Grace,” in which she played Karen’s sexually ambiguous, socially awkward Beverly Leslie.
One of Jordan’s most famous roles was his turn as Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram in the stage play “Sordid Lives,” which was later adapted into the 2000 cult romantic comedy film of the same name.
She has appeared in television shows including “Ugly Betty,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Hidden Palms,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” “Caroline in the City,” “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,” ” . Reba, “Boston Public,” “Nash Bridges” and “Boston Legal.”
In 2020, Jordan became a social media phenomenon, gaining millions of Instagram followers thanks to his humorous videos posted throughout the pandemic.
Jordan released a gospel music album titled “Company’s Comin'” in 2021, and later that year, appeared as a guest panelist on “The Masked Singer”, where he performed the gospel song “This Little Light of Mine”.
“The world would be a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” said David Schall, Jordan’s agent. “Not only was he a mega-talent and a joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary during the nation’s most trying times. What he lacked in height as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner and human being, he made up for in magnanimity and magnanimity. He left the world at the peak of his professional and personal life. The only comfort one has today is to know that he is gone.
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