Leslie Jordan dead at 67

Mon. October 24, 2022 1:25 PM by GoPride.com News Staff

leslie jordan in chicago, 2011

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Actor and comedy legend Leslie Jordan has sadly passed away at the age of 67, TMZ reports

Emmy Award-winning actor Leslie Jordan has died at 67.

TMZ says Jordan was driving in Hollywood Monday morning when it’s suspected he suffered a medical emergency and crashed his BMW.

However, the exact nature of that medical episode was not immediately clear. 

The openly-gay actor and comedian was known for his roles in "Call Me Kat," "Will & Grace," and "American Horror Story."

Likely his most famous role was Karen’s infamous frenemie, Beverley Leslie, in "Will & Grace," where he starred with Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes.

Hayes, a Chicago-native, posted a tribute on Facebook:

"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. A unique talent with an enormous, caring heart. Leslie, you will be missed, my dear."

Jordan recently released a gospel music album, “Company’s Comin,’” and has a book titled “How Y’all Doing? Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived,” which is a New York Times Best Seller.

Just a day before the crash, Jordan posted a video on Instagram of himself singing with musician Danny Myrick.