When did Leslie Jordan die?
Social media has plummeted into mourning as famous and well-known will and grace star Leslie Jordan news shattered the internet of his passing.
Born in Tennessee in 1955, Jordan was raised Southern Baptist in the middle-class suburbs of Chattanooga. His father, a lieutenant colonel in the US army, died in a plane crash when he was 11.
Leslie Jordan, an Emmy-winning actor, writer, and singer best known for his roles in “Will & Grace,” “American Horror Story” and “Hearts Afire,” has died. He was 67.
Jordan was driving in Hollywood Monday morning and crashed into the side of a building at Cahuenga Blvd. and Romaine St. It was suspected he suffered some medical emergency.
Jordan was a veteran actor whose credits also included “The Help,” “The Cool Kids” and “Call Me Kat,” which is currently airing its third season on Fox. In 2006, he won the Emmy Award for guest actor in a comedy series for his work on “Will & Grace,” on which he played Karen’s sexually ambiguous, socialite frenemy Beverly Leslie.
In a heartbroken Instagram post, Megan said ” my heart is breaking.
I really can’t believe it. leslie Jordan was hands down, one of the greats. people use that expression a lot, and I’m not sure it’s always applicable. there aren’t that many people who are truly great at anything. but Leslie was flawlessly funny, a virtuoso of comedy. his timing, his delivery, all apparently effortless. you can’t get any better than that.
and what a friendly, fun-loving, dear person. I was just with him last month. the prestigious national book festival was showcasing Leslie and his best-selling book in Washington d.c., and he’d asked me to come to interview him for his event.
I’d done my prep, but it was all completely unnecessary, of course, as i just had to barely unleash him and he went off on a series of absolutely hilarious stories that had the very large audience in hysterics for a solid hour.
off-stage, he was so relaxed and happy, there with his best friend Mike. he truly seemed so happy. how brilliant it was that millions of people were able to discover the real Leslie and his love of life and unparalleled story-telling abilities on Instagram.
He had so much to share, and it meant so much to him that finally, he’d found a vehicle through which to share it. he was absolutely unique. one of a kind. thank you to all of his fans! he really loved you all and was so genuinely appreciative of you.
I’m so so glad that I got to spend some time with Leslie that day before and after the event, just us, catching up. I felt such a deep affection for him that day; he was so warm and present and darling. as we were leaving, I got a couple more big hugs and told him I loved him, as usual. so glad! what a gift!
and so. love you, Leslie. miss you already. and one thing I know for sure… there will never ever be another you.