Comedian Leslie Jordan, identified for his roles on “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” dies at 67


Comedian Leslie Jordan, most identified for his roles in “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” died on Monday at age 67. Jordan’s accomplice and a consultant confirmed his dying to CBS News. 

Jordan gave the impression to be concerned in a automotive crash in Los Angeles on Monday involving a BMW; pictures confirmed a automobile having crashed into the aspect of a constructing. According to DMV information, the automobile concerned within the crash was leased to Jordan.

Law enforcement arrange a white tent on the crash website and mentioned the motive force died on the scene. It was not instantly clear if Jordan died because of the crash or due to a medical emergency, CBS Los Angeles reported.

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Actor Leslie Jordan attends the twenty ninth Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. 

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“The world is unquestionably a a lot darker place immediately with out the love and light-weight of Leslie Jordan,” a consultant from his expertise company instructed CBS News in a press release. “Not solely was he a mega expertise and pleasure to work with, however he supplied an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one in all its most tough instances.”

“What he lacked in peak he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comic, accomplice and human being,” his consultant added. “Knowing that he has left the world on the peak of each his skilled and private life is the one solace one can have immediately.”

The 67-year-old actor and comic appeared in films and tv exhibits and was an achieved stage actor and playwright. Jordan appeared in various movies together with “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” “Ski Patrol” and “The Help.”

But he was finest identified for his recurring position as Beverly Leslie on the NBC sitcom “Will & Grace,” for which he gained an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006. 

His “Will & Grace” co-star Eric McCormack remembered the “southern gent” taken too quickly. 

“Crushed to be taught in regards to the lack of @thelesliejordan, the funniest & flirtiest southern gent I’ve ever identified,” McCormack tweeted. “The pleasure and laughter he introduced to each one in all his #WillandGrace episodes was palpable. Gone about thirty years too quickly. You had been liked, candy man.”

His different “Will & Grace” co-star Sean Hayes additionally reacted to the information of Jordan’s passing. 

“My coronary heart is damaged. Leslie Jordan was one of many funniest individuals I ever had the pleasure of working with,” Hayes tweeted. “Everyone who ever met him, liked him. There won’t ever be anybody like him. A novel expertise with an infinite, caring coronary heart. You might be missed, my pricey pal.”

Most not too long ago, Jordan turned an web sensation through the pandemic for the comedic, offbeat movies he posted on his social media. 

He additionally appeared on USA Prime Time’s New Year’s Eve 2021 countdown, serving to to herald the 2022 new yr with Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper, CBS News Los Angeles reported. 



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