Leslie Jordan, An Hollywood actor, died at the age of 67
Leslie Jordan, an Emmy-winning actor, and comedian passed away on Monday at the age of 67. The Los Angeles Times writes that Jordan, who is most known for his work on the television shows Will & Grace and American Horror Story, was pronounced dead at the scene after his BMW collided with a structure in Hollywood on Monday morning.
It’s unclear if he passed away as a result of the collision or a medical emergency that caused him to lose control of the car. Jordan, who was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, made several film and television appearances over the course of his long career.
In 1982, after earning a degree in drama, he boarded a bus for Hollywood. The New York Times observes that it was challenging for a gay actor to gain employment at the time, but he was featured in numerous advertisements, and TV parts soon followed.
As Beverley Leslie in Will & Grace, who Variety described as Karen Walker’s “sexually ambiguous, socialite frenemy,” Jordan earned the 2006 Emmy Award for best guest actor in a comedy series. In addition to having a recurring part on the sitcom Call Me Kat, he appeared in three separate characters over the course of three seasons of American Horror Story.
His popularity increased during the pandemic when he recorded lighthearted films every day while visiting family in his homeland, according to the AP. His Instagram followers increased to 5.8 million. “Oh, honey, you’ve gone viral,” remarked a caller from California. I responded, “No, I don’t have COVID.” In one video, he said, “I’m just in Tennessee.
He had fresh opportunities as a result of his online celebrity, and last month he published a gospel album that included Dolly Parton and Chris Stapleton, among others, according to the AP. Without Leslie Jordan’s kindness and brightness, “the world is obviously a much darker place today,” said agent David Shaul.
In addition to being a huge talent and a delight to work with, he gave the country an emotional haven through one of its most trying moments. He made up for his short stature with kindness and magnificence as a son, brother, artist, comic, partner, and person. There is only solace in knowing that he left this planet at the pinnacle of both his professional and personal lives.