Leslie Jordan dies at 67

Leslie Jordan, a beloved actor who frequently guest-starred on “Will and Grace,” was killed in a car accident on Monday. The actor was 67 years old.

“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” said her agent, David Shaul. “Not only was he a tremendous talent and a pleasure to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation in one of [its] most difficult moments”.

The comedian, who has garnered a huge social media following during the pandemic, reportedly crashed his car into a building in Hollywood. The news was first reported by TMZ.

Los Angeles Police Department officer Warren Moore confirmed to HuffPost that there was “a car incident today where the driver of the vehicle hit a wall,” though he declined to comment on whether Jordan was the driver in question.

Actor Leslie Jordan became a popular social media figure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“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 his professional and personal life is the only consolation one can have today.”

Jordan, known for his diminutive stature and Southern accent, appeared on hit shows like “American Horror Story,” “Con Man” and “Boston Public” during his nearly three decades in show business. He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006 for his work on “Will and Grace,” where he played fan favorite Beverly Leslie on the series.

Two of Jordan’s co-stars on the show remembered him in moving tributes on Twitter on Monday.

“My heart is broken,” actor Sean Hayes wrote. “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.”

Actor Erick McCormack said he was similarly “crushed to learn of the loss of @thelesliejordan,” whom he called “the funniest, most flirty southern gentleman I’ve ever met.”

“The joy and laughter she brought to each of her #WillandGrace episodes was palpable. He left about thirty years early. he wrote on Twitter. “You were loved, sweet man. 💔”

At the time of his death, Jordan was working on the comedy “Call Me Kat” with Mayim Bialik.

In his latest social media post, Jordan posted a video of himself singing a hymn with musician Danny Myrick.

“Danny helped out with a new song coming very soon,” the actor-comedian wrote on Sunday, before adding his usual signature, “With love. Light. Leslie.

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