Actor Leslie Jordan Useless at 67

Actor Leslie Jordan died at age 67 following a automotive crash in Hollywood on Oct. 24, has confirmed. He’s suspected to have suffered a medical emergency earlier than crashing into the facet of a constructing.

A press release shared by one among Jordan’s reps reads: “The world is certainly a a lot darker place as we speak with out the love and lightweight of Leslie Jordan. Not solely was he a mega expertise and pleasure to work with, however he supplied an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one among its most tough instances. What he lacked in top he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comic, companion and human being. Understanding that he has left the world on the top of each his skilled and private life is the one solace one can have as we speak.”

The beloved comic, author, and singer performed numerous memorable roles all through his profession, together with Beverly Leslie on “Will & Grace,” Lonnie Garr on “Hearts Afire,” a number of characters within the American Horror Story franchise, and Sid on “The Cool Children,” to call just a few. His most up-to-date credit score is in “Name Me Kat,” a sitcom that is at present airing its third season on Fox. Jordan was additionally a prolific stage actor, performing in theater productions like “Sordid Lives,” “Misplaced within the Pershing Level Lodge,” and “Hysterical Blindness and Different Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued My Life Thus Far.”

In 2020, Jordan rose to social media stardom for the humorous and uplifting movies he posted on Instagram amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The final submit he shared along with his thousands and thousands of followers was on Sunday: a video of him singing a brand new authentic music he teased could be “comin’ out actual quickly.” He signed off the submit with “Love. Mild. Leslie.”

Jordan is survived by his youthful twin sisters, Jana and Janet. His mom, Peggy Ann Jordan, died at age 86 earlier this yr.

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