December 7, 2022

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Comedian and actress Leslie Jordan dies in a car accident at the age of 67

Comedian and actress Leslie Jordan dies in a car accident at the age of 67

Comedian and actress Leslie Jordan, best known for her roles in “Will and Grace” and “American Horror Story” and his Instagram videos, has died after a car accident Monday in Hollywood.

Jordan, 67, won a primetime Emmy in 2006 for his performance as Beverly Leslie on the hit TV show “Will and grace. “

Jordan was behind the wheel of a BMW when it crashed into the side of a building on Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Street in Hollywood at 9:30 a.m., Los Angeles Police Officer Lisbeth Lomelli told The Times. The death of the actor and writer has long been announced at the scene.

A law enforcement source said it was not immediately clear if Jordan was killed in the accident or had previously experienced a medical emergency, but the condition of the vehicle suggested Jordan may have lost control before hitting the building.

After getting his big break in 1989 when he was cast in the first season of “”Murphy BrownJordan’s 30-year career has been marked by scene-stealing roles on TV shows such as “Bodies of Evidence” and “Hearts of Afire.”

His fame grew while starring in the movie “Will and Grace” on NBC, as well as his work in the Ryan Murphy series “American Horror Story” and “The Cool Kids”, where he played a self-confident gay citizen. Mr. Delacroix.

Recently, while hiding in an apartment in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, during the early months of the pandemic in 2020, Jordan found viral fame With a steady series of comedy videos posted on his Instagram It follows 5.8 million users, and has a lively southern accent.

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Greet his followers with the distinct login, “Okay, s-, what are you all doing?” Posting twice a day for 80 days, Jordan was mocking daily life in quarantine; Give colorful reactions to the latest music, such as Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s song “WAP”; Create dance montage to pop from his backyard to his living room; While walking, he recalls with humor the moments of his acting career.

A friend of mine called from California and said, ‘You have The virus has spread.And I said, No, my dear, I’m fine. Jordan joked in one of the videos, I don’t have COVID. “I don’t know how I did it because now I defend the content. … Every day I think, Oh my God! I need to post. What should I come up with?”

The actor’s representative, David Shaul, issued a statement on his death.

“The world is definitely a darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” Shaul said. “Not only was he an immense talent and a joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary for the nation at one of its most difficult times. What he lacked in length he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner and human being. Knowing that he left the world at the height of his career and personal life is solace. The only one one can get today.”

Tributes from fellow actors and comedians began pouring in after news of Jordan’s death spread on social media.

Eric McCormack, who starred as Will Truman alongside Jordan in “Will & Grace,” celebrated the little force as “the funniest and funniest Southern Gent I’ve ever known.”

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“The joy and laughter that he brought to each of his #WillandGrace episodes was palpable. It was about thirty years too early. You were loved, sweet man,” McCormack tweeted.

“Will & Grace” co-star Sean Hayes shared, “Leslie Jordan was one of the funniest people I’ve ever enjoyed working with.”

“Everyone he met loved him” Hayes tweeted. “There will never be anyone like him. A unique talent with a formidable and caring heart. We will miss you, my dear friend.”

Actress Linda Carter, who portrayed Wonder Woman on the TV show of the same name in the 1970s, referred to the pandemic-era videos in Jordan, which “bring a smile on the faces of many.”

“What a feat that makes us all laugh and connect in such difficult times. … It feels so cruel that this can happen to such a beautiful soul,” Carter Books.