Leslie Jordan, beloved actor and social media star, lifeless at 67

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Leslie Jordan, beloved comic and actor identified for his work on “Will and Grace,” has died, his agent introduced.

He was 67.

“The world is certainly a a lot darker place as we speak with out the love and light-weight of Leslie Jordan. Not solely was he a mega expertise and pleasure to work with, however he offered an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one in all its most troublesome instances. What he lacked in peak he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comic, accomplice and human being. Knowing that he has left the world on the peak of each his skilled and private life is the one solace one can have as we speak,” Sarabeth Schedeen, Jordan’s expertise agent, stated in a press release to USA Prime Time.

“Beyond his abilities, Leslie’s items of bringing pleasure to these he touched, his skill to attach with individuals of all ages, his humility, kindness and his sweetness can be sorely missed by all,” his lawyer Eric Feig stated in a press release.

Jordan was concerned in a automotive accident on Monday morning in Hollywood and was pronounced lifeless on the scene, in keeping with the LA County coroner, who recognized Jordan, and a spokesperson for the LA Fire Department.

In his 2009 guide “My Trip Down the Pink Carpet,” Jordan documented his transfer from Tennessee to Hollywood in 1982. He “boarded a Greyhound bus sure for LA with $1,200 sewn into his underpants and by no means regarded again,” a writer’s description of the guide learn.

The actor discovered work on tv in reveals like “The Fall Guy,” “Designing Women” and “The People Next Door.”

Jordan originated the position of Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram within the award-winning play “Sordid Lives,” which he reprised within the 2000 unbiased movie adaption.

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He was a fan-favorite for his recurring position as Karen’s buddy Beverley Leslie on “Will & Grace.” He additionally appeared in “American Horror Story” and “The Cool Kids.”

His star shone even brighter in the course of the peak of the pandemic when his social media presence took off on Instagram, garnering him thousands and thousands of followers.

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Leslie Jordan talks web fame with Anderson Cooper

The platform additionally turned a spot the place Jordan shared about his struggles, recollections and household tales (many about his beloved mama) by way of the prism of humor.

Jordan talked to USA Prime Time’s Anderson Cooper about his previous substance abuse and being sober for greater than 20 years.

“People say ‘Well how do you get sober, what’s one of the simplest ways,’” Jordan stated. “Yeah, effectively 120 days within the jailhouse in Los Angeles. That will sober you up.”

In one submit, Jordan recalled a guard who took pity on how a lot Jordan disliked incarceration and knowledgeable him that they’d Robert Downey Jr. (who many years in the past made headlines for a number of brushes with the legislation) in custody and could be releasing Jordan and giving Downey Jr. his mattress.

“Pod A, cell 13, prime bunk,” Jordan recalled. “I really feel liable for most of Robert Downey Jr.’s success. Honey, I gave him a mattress.”

His last posting on Instagram was him singing a hymn with artist Danny Myrick on Sunday.

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