Dhe American comedian and actor Leslie Jordan is dead. His spokesman confirmed to the German Press Agency on Monday the death of the actor known from TV series such as “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story”. Jordan was 67 years old. According to US media reports, he died in a car accident. His car hit a building, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a police spokeswoman. He may have suffered a medical emergency at the wheel shortly before the crash, TMZ.com wrote.
Numerous colleagues, including Michelle Pfeiffer, Selma Blair and Dylan McDermott, expressed their sadness. “Leslie was such a light to so many,” Pfeiffer wrote on Instagram. He generously gave the world his love and humor, especially during the Corona lockdown. Jordan was a wonderful friend and a great talent, McDermott paid tribute to the comedian. During the filming of “American Horror Story” they would have made each other laugh.
Jordan has appeared in numerous television productions, including Hearts Afire and Boston Legal. He won an Emmy in 2006 for his guest role on the popular sitcom Will & Grace. During the corona pandemic, the comedian posted humorous videos on Instagram, which earned him almost six million followers. In it he also spoke openly about previous alcohol problems or about being gay in a conservative family home.
Actress Lynda Carter of the TV series Wonder Woman wrote that he brought so many people together through laughter during the pandemic. Call Me Kat co-star Mayim Bialik paid tribute to Jordan as a true southern gentleman who was “compassionate, smart, cheeky and hilarious.” Country star Dolly Parton wrote on Instagram that she was as sad as if she had lost a family member. Singer Lance Bass and rapper Cardi B also expressed their grief.
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