Leslie Jordan Death

 Actor Leslie Jordan passed away at age 67 on Oct. 24, 2022 after being in a car accident  in Hollywood at the intersection of Cahuenga Blvd. and Romaine St. The accident reportedly was due to a medical emergency. His death was first reported by TMZ, and shortly after confirmed by his agent 

 Jordan was an Emmy-winning actor, writer, and singer. His best known roles included “Will & Grace”,”American Horror Story”, “The Help”, and many more. However, he was also apart of television shows including “Ally McBeal,” “Ugly Betty,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Hidden Palms,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” “Caroline in the City,” “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,” “Reba,” “Boston Public,” “Nash Bridges” and “Boston Legal,” along with films such as “Ski Patrol,” “Roadside Rodeo,” “Love Ranch,” and more. 

  He received an Emmy in 2006 for his role in “Will & Grace” as the character Beverly Leslie. Back in 1993, he created his first autobiographical stage show titled “Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued My Life Thus Far” which was featured on Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse for seven months.

  In 2020, Jordan received much attention due to his amusing videos posted on his social media gaining millions of views and followers. 

  In 2021, Jordan came out with a gospel music album named “Company’s Comin’ “. He then was a guest panelist on a show, from FOX Alternative Entertainment, “The Masked Singer”.

  Jordan was openly part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and is often revered to as a “Gay icon”. He was presented with the GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ Timeless Star award in 2021. He appeared on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” as a guest judge twice–in 2013 and 2022. During the AIDS crisis, he assisted with the AIDS Project Los Angeles and Project Angel Food.

  Jordan was raised as a Southern Baptist in Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles in 1982, where he started working. Unfortunately, Jordan struggled with drug and alcohol abuse in his 20s. However, in 2010 he declared that he had been sober for 13 years. 

  David Shaul, Jordans agent of the BRS/Gage talent agency, stated that, “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”

 Fox Entertainment, who frequently worked with Jordan, stated, “We are shocked and devastated by today’s tragic passing of Leslie Jordan. Leslie was far more than an Emmy Award-winning comedic talent with whom we’ve laughed alongside for all these years. He was the kindest person you could ever imagine who simply lit up a room and brought pure joy and huge smiles to millions of people around the world. The truest of Southern Gentlemen, Leslie carried an infectious exuberance, indelible sense of humor and, throughout, gifted us with countless fond memories that will last forever. As we grieve this sad news, we also wish to extend our most profound sympathies to Leslie’s family, friends and fans, whom he held so dear.”