Leslie Jordan, the beloved comedian and actor who worked on “Will and Grace,” has died, his agent announced.
He is 67 years old.
“The world would be a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan. Not only was he a mega talent and a joy to work with, but he also provided an emotional sanctuary at a very difficult time for the nation. As a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner, human being for his magnanimity and magnanimity. “The only comfort one can have today is to know that he left the world at the height of his professional and personal life,” Jordan’s talent agent, Sarabeth Shedeen, said in a statement to CNN.
“Beyond her talents, Leslie’s gifts for bringing joy to those she touched, her ability to connect with people of all ages, her humility, her kindness and her sweetness will be greatly missed by all,” her attorney Eric Feig said in a statement.
sources told the Los Angeles Times Jordan was involved in a car accident in Hollywood on Monday morning. A spokesperson for the LAPD confirmed to CiN that there was a fatal crash, but did not release further details.
In the 2009 book “My Trip Down the Pink Carpet,” Jordan documented her 1982 move from Tennessee to Hollywood. Read the book.
The actor has worked on television in shows like “The Fall Guy,” “Designing Women” and “The People Next Door.”
Jordan Earl originated the role of “Brother Boy” Ingram in the award-winning drama “Sordid Lives,” which he reprized in the 2000 independent film adaptation.
She is 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.”
His star shone even brighter during the height of the epidemic When her social media presence started on Instagram, Gained millions of followers.
Leslie Jordan talks internet fame with Anderson Cooper
The stage also became a place where Jordan shared his struggles, memories and family stories (many about his beloved mother) through the prism of comedy.
Jordan spoke to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about his drug past and more than 20 years of sobriety.
“People say, ‘How do you get sober, what’s the best way,'” Jordan said. “Yeah, 120 days in a jail in Los Angeles. That’ll get you sober.”
In one post, Jordan recalled a cop who didn’t really want to be incarcerated and told him they had Robert Downey Jr. (who had made headlines for a few brushes with the law decades earlier) in custody and would release Jordan. Downey Jr. is his bed.
“Pot A, cell 13, top bunk,” Jordan recalled. “I feel responsible for most of Robert Downey Jr.’s success. Honey, I gave him a bed.
His Last post on Instagram He sang a song with artist Danny Myrick on Sunday.
“Total coffee junkie. Tv ninja. Unapologetic problem solver. Beer expert.”