Leslie Jordan, the beloved comedian and actor best known for his work on “Will and Grace,” has died, his agent announced. He was 67 years old.”The world would have been a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan. Not only was she a mega talent and a joy to work with, but she provided an emotional sanctuary during the nation’s toughest times.
What she lacked in stature she made up in son, brother, filled with generosity and greatness as an artist, comedian, partner and human being. Jordan’s talent agent, Sarabeth Shedin, said in a statement to CNN that the only comfort today can be found in knowing that he left the world at the height of both his professional and personal life.
“In addition to her talent, Leslie’s gift of bringing joy to those she touched, her ability to connect with people of all ages, her humility, kindness and her sweetness will be greatly missed by all,” her attorney Eric Feig said in a statement.
Sources tell the Los Angeles Times Jordan was involved in a car accident Monday morning in Hollywood. An LAPD spokesperson confirmed to CNN that a fatal crash had occurred but would not release further details.
Jordan’s turn in Hollywood
Jordan documented her move from Tennessee to Hollywood in 1982 in her 2009 book “My Trip Down the Pink Carpet.” He “boarded a Greyhound bus to LA with $1,200 sewn into his underpants and never looked back,” describes one publisher. reading books
The actor has found work on television in shows such as “The Fall Guy”, “Designing Women” and “The People Next Door”.
Jordan starred as Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram in the award-winning drama “Sordid Lives,” which he reprised in a 2000 independent film adaptation.
She was a fan-favorite for her recurring role as Karen’s friend Beverly Leslie on “Will & Grace.” He also appeared in “American Horror Story” and “The Cool Kids.”
Her star rose even brighter during the height of the pandemic when her social media presence took off on Instagram, garnering her millions of followers.
“People say ‘well how do you calm down, what’s the best way,'” Jordan said. “Yes, 120 days in a Los Angeles jailhouse. It will calm you down.”
In one post, Jordan recalled a guard who took pity on how much Jordan disliked incarceration and informed him that they had Robert Downey Jr. (who made headlines for a few brushes with the law decades ago) in custody and would release and give Jordan. Downey Jr. is his bed.
“Pod A, cell 13, top bunk,” Jordan recalls. “I feel responsible for most of Robert Downey Jr.’s success. Honey, I gave him a bed.”