Hollywood is mourning Leslie Jordan.
The actor’s rep confirmed to Page Six on Monday that the 67-year-old actor has died following a car crash earlier in the morning.
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It is believed that Jordan suffered a medical emergency while driving in Hollywood on Monday morning, causing him to crash his car into the side of a building.
With a prolific career on TV and film stretching back to the ’80s, Jordan was best known for his roles in “Will & Grace”, “American Horror Story” and more.
He gained more fame during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to his heartwarming Instagram videos in which he narrated his mundane, daily activities in his southern accent.
The videos helped his following on the platform grow from 5.8 million.
Jordan was also openly gay, regularly speaking about LGBTQ issues.
“I firmly believe that God made me this way. I’m not a mistake,” he told People in 2021.
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Tributes to the actor poured in on social media from fans and celebrities alike.
I am stunned at the death of Leslie Jordan, who delighted us with his many roles on television and film. The cause of death was a car crash after he suffered a medical emergency. Leslie, we are heartbroken at your loss and will miss your mirth and your inimitable spirit.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 24, 2022
Leslie Jordan put a smile on the faces of so many, especially with his pandemic videos. What a feat to keep us all laughing and connected in such difficult times… It feels so cruel that this could happen to such a beautiful soul. https://t.co/JKj2t8Km7A
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) October 24, 2022
The last time I worked with Leslie Jordan… we guest co hosted The Talk.. Leslie was so much fun to be around, always had a funny story and he inspired me to keep going in an industry that could be ageist … I will miss you my friend.. Mama is waiting on you. pic.twitter.com/HUsJNFAd9o
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) October 24, 2022
RIP TO A LEGEND OK. WE STAN LESLIE JORDAN FOREVER pic.twitter.com/wNltHsrVkt
— soul. (@nottodayyoubum) October 24, 2022
Rest in peace, Leslie Jordan. Thank you for the countless laughs and for sharing your spirit with us all. 💘 pic.twitter.com/PzJq31z19T
— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) October 24, 2022
i hope leslie jordan is twirling with daddy’s hottest angels
— E. Alex Jung (@e_alexjung) October 24, 2022