Beloved actor and comedian Leslie Jordan died on Monday (October 24th) at the age of 67. He was driving in Hollywood when he crashed into the side of a building. It is suspected that he suffered a medical emergency.
Jordan is most known for his roles on Will & Grace and American Horror Story. In 2006, he won an Emmy Award for guest actor in a comedy series for his work as Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace. He also held roles in TV shows and movies such as Hearts Afire, The Help, The Cool Kids, Call Me Kat, Ally McBeal, Ugly Betty, Star Trek: Voyager, Reba, and Boston Legal.
Jordan provided much-needed humor during the pandemic, and he gained millions of Instagram followers in 2020. As an LGBTQ+ icon, he was awarded The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ Timeless Star in 2021. He also appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race as a guest judge in 2013 and as a guest director in 2022.
Many in Hollywood took to social media to honor the late actor. Will & Grace star Sean Hayes wrote on Twitter, “My heart is broken. Leslie Jordan was one of the funniest people I ever had the pleasure of working with. Everyone who ever met him, loved him. There will never be anyone like him.”