‘Will and Grace’ star Leslie Jordan dies, aged 67

Leslie Jordan

Beloved comedian Leslie Jordan has died at the age of 67.

The actor, writer and singer starred in Will and GraceAmerican Horror Story and Hearts Afire among other supporting roles including The HelpCall Me Kat and The Cool Kids.

Jordan crashed into the side of a building at Cahuenga Blvd. and Romain St. on Monday morning (October 24) in Hollywood, Variety reports, adding that it is believed the actor suffered “some sort of medical emergency”.

Screenwriter Jeremy O Harris called the news “so heartbreaking”, and wrote of Jordan: “Your star shined bright no matter where you were on screen and even moreso off. You were truly one of the spirits that made aging as a queer man feel more exciting than existing in the present. To a lived fully!”

Star Trek actor George Takei added: “I am stunned at the death of Leslie Jordan, who delighted us with his many roles on television and film.

“The cause of death was a car crash after he suffered a medical emergency. Leslie, we are heartbroken at your loss and will miss your mirth and your inimitable spirit.”

Jordan also went viral during the coronavirus lockdown for his comedic videos posted on social media.

“Leslie Jordan put a smile on the faces of so many, especially with his pandemic videos,” Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter wrote. “What a feat to keep us all laughing and connected in such difficult times… It feels so cruel that this could happen to such a beautiful soul.”

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Ella Kemp