Beloved actor and comedian Leslie Jordan has died. He was 67.
TMZ reports the “American Horror Story” star was driving in Hollywood Monday morning when it’s suspected he suffered some sort of medical emergency and crashed his BMW into the side of a building.
While Jordan was known for his work in “Will and Grace,” “Hearts Afire” and “Call Me Kat,” it was during the pandemic he became a social media sensation with his silly, heartwarming, and comedic videos complemented by his famous southern accent. The likable personality seen in those clips helped boost his Instagram following from 50,000 to 5.8 million.
“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” said David Shaul, Jordan’s agent. “Not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one of its most difficult times. What he lacked in height he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner and human being. Knowing that he has left the world at the height of both his professional and personal life is the only solace one can have today.”
May he rest in peace.