Actor Leslie Jordan died at age 67 following a car crash in Hollywood on Oct. 24, POPSUGAR has confirmed. He is suspected to have suffered a medical emergency before crashing into the side of a building.
A statement shared by one of Jordan’s reps reads: “The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan. Not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one of its most difficult times. What he lacked in height he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner and human being. Knowing that he has left the world at the height of both his professional and personal life is the only solace one can have today.”
The beloved comedian, writer, and singer played countless memorable roles throughout his career, including Beverly Leslie on “Will & Grace,” Lonnie Garr on “Hearts Afire,” several characters in the American Horror Story franchise, and Sid on “The Cool Kids,” to name a few. His most recent credit is in “Call Me Kat,” a sitcom that’s currently airing its third season on Fox. Jordan was also a prolific stage actor, performing in theater productions like “Sordid Lives,” “Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel,” and “Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued My Life Thus Far.”
In 2020, Jordan rose to social media stardom for the humorous and uplifting videos he posted on Instagram amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The last post he shared with his millions of followers was on Sunday: a video of him singing a new original song he teased would be “comin’ out real soon.” He signed off the post with “Love. Light. Leslie.”
Jordan is survived by his younger twin sisters, Jana and Janet. His mother, Peggy Ann Jordan, died at age 86 earlier this year.