Celebrities pay tribute to Leslie Jordan

Following the sudden and tragic death of beloved character actor Leslie Jordan, celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to an absolute icon who spread joy, laughter and positivity.

Everyone from former co-stars to celebrity admirers remembers the 67-year-old’s light. will and grace he was a star and the impact he had not only on the industry, but on the lives of seemingly everyone he came in contact with.

We will miss you so much, legend.


Sean Hayes

My heart is broken. Leslie Jordan was one of the funniest people I had the pleasure to work with. Everyone who ever knew him loved him. There will never be anyone like him. A unique talent with a huge and supportive heart. We will miss you, my dear friend. 😔❤️

Sean Hayes/NBC/Via Twitter: @SeanHayes


Eric McCormac

Crushed to learn of the loss of @thelesliejordan, the funniest character & flirtatious southern gentleman I’ve ever met. The joy and laughter she brought to each of her #WillandGrace episodes was palpable. He left some thirty years too soon. You were loved, sweet man. 💔

Twitter: @EricMcCormack


Viola Davis

Oh no!!! Leslie!! I have nothing but the fondest memories of you while filming The Help. I had never been in the presence of someone who loved life and people as much as you do. Your heart was as big as your humor. You lived. You took up space. you were present Rest well! 💔💔💔❤️❤️❤ https://t.co/h4LRjq6HZd

Viola Davis/Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for GLAAD/Via Twitter: @violadavis


George Takei

I am stunned by the passing of Leslie Jordan, who delighted us with her many television and film roles. Her cause of death was a car accident after she suffered a medical emergency. Leslie, we are heartbroken by your loss and will miss your joy and inimitable spirit.

Twitter: @GeorgeTakei


hannah waddingham

No no no. This news is just horrible. Leslie Jordan. You shine through our days. None more so than his selfless warmth and humor during the global lockdown. So blessed that I was able to tell you in person what you had meant to me. I am so, so sad about this news. 🖤 ​​https://t.co/9nXnVRHWQR

Hannah Waddingham /Handout/Getty Images/Via Twitter: @hanwaddingham


Margaret Cho

I am devastated. I loved Leslie and he was truly a force of nature and a beautiful light. He starred in my music videos & we planned to work on many projects together. But beyond work, he was someone I absolutely loved and admired. The loss is beyond my comprehension.

Margaret Cho / Via Twitter: @margaretcho


bobby berk

My heart is broken 💔 Leslie was larger than life and lit up any room you were lucky enough to have him in. Rest is power, my friend. https://t.co/BSLEzCFTg9

Bobby Berk / Via Twitter: @bobbyberk


Paul Feig

Just devastated by this news. I worked with Leslie as an actor in the ’80s when he and I were on Ski Patrol together and he was just the best. A true love and such a fun person. The world is a much sadder place without him. RIP Leslie. https://t.co/1V6la8cMYE

Paul Feig/STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images/Via Twitter: @paulfeig


octavia spencer

I cannot express my sadness for his only surviving sister and his dear love M. There is a hole in my heart. I love and miss you my friend @thelesliejordan 💔

Octavia Spencer / Leslie Jordan / Via Twitter: @octaviapencer


mark hamill

From the first time I saw him in an episode of Murphy Brown in 1989, he was hysterically funny. So grateful for the 33+ years of laughter from this deeply gifted man. Thank you Leslie Jordan. 🙏 #RIP 💔 https://t.co/RvpNJoz8Zt

Mark Hamill/FOX Image Collection via Getty Images/Via Twitter: @MarkHamill


lynda carter

Leslie Jordan put a smile on the faces of so many, especially with her pandemic videos. What a feat keeping us all laughing and connected through such difficult times… It feels so cruel that this could happen to such a beautiful soul. https://t.co/JKj2t8Km7A

Lynda Carter/Handout/Getty Images/Via Twitter: @RealLyndaCarter


loni love

The last time I worked with Leslie Jordan…we guest co-hosted The Talk…Leslie was so much fun to be with, she always had a funny story and inspired me to move forward in an industry that could be discriminatory…I will miss you my friend.. Mom is waiting for you.

Loni Love / CBS / Via Twitter: @LoniLove


Kristen Johnson

You had no choice but to adore Leslie Jordan, she left you no other options. He was magical. I can’t believe he’s gone. https://t.co/VupZh02OnF

Kristen Johnston/Handout/Getty Images/Via Twitter: @thekjohnston


adine goalkeeper

This is terrible news. #RIP Leslie Jordan. I am speechless. What a charming man and what a great actor. He will be greatly missed.

Adina Porter / Via Twitter: @AdinaPorter


dustin lance black

My heart is breaking. I just found out that my brilliant old friend, LESLIE JORDAN, is no longer with us. Rest in peace my sweet southern sister. We will deeply miss your boundless joy. 💔

Dustin Lance Black / Via Twitter: @DLanceBlack


katie couric

I’m heartbroken. I loved Leslie. She was such a doll…so funny and sweet and comforting. She will be greatly missed.💔 Leslie Jordan, ‘Will & Grace’ and ‘American Horror Story’ star, dies at 67 in car accident https://t.co/9rnKXv9X3u via @variety

Katie Couric/STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images/Via Twitter: @katiecouric

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