Leslie Jordan, a beloved actor from Tennessee who made social media waves in 2020 for his comedic pandemic commentary and more, has passed away. Per TMZ, the 67-year-old star was driving in Hollywood on Monday when he crashed his BMW into a building. It’s reported he likely suffered a medical emergency, leading to the wreck.
Perezcious readers will probably best know him from said Instagram success and his roles in Will & Grace and American Horror Story.
Celebrities and co-stars have just started to express their mourning on Twitter (below):
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— Cardi B (@iamcardib) October 24, 2022
My heart is broken. Leslie Jordan was one of the funniest people I ever had the pleasure of working with. Everyone who ever met him, loved him. There will never be anyone like him. A unique talent with an enormous, caring heart. You will be missed, my dear friend. ????❤️ pic.twitter.com/RNKSamoES0
— Sean Hayes (@SeanHayes) October 24, 2022
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
RIP Leslie Jordan ????
Such an iconic actor and naturally hilarious man. From his role as Beverly in Will & Grace, to his multiple AHS roles, and his perfect presence on social media that cheered a lot of us up through lockdown, he’ll be so so missed ✨ pic.twitter.com/iQMxJycD9E
— jack rem x (@jackremmington) October 24, 2022
Leslie Jordan had just bought his first home at 67…a condo.
The caption for this video read: "I really did it. It's never too late to be happy, y'all." pic.twitter.com/MOr9vbRk1v
— Yashar Ali ???? یاشار (@yashar) October 24, 2022
Leslie Jordan. What an angel. Gone much too soon. RIP. ❤️????
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 24, 2022
My heart is breaking. Just learned that my brilliant old friend, LESLIE JORDAN, is no longer with us. Rest in peace my sweet southern sister. Your boundless joy will be deeply missed. ????
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) October 24, 2022
Oh no!!! Leslie!! I have nothing but the fondest memories of you while filming The Help. I'd never been in the presence of anyone who loved life and people as much as you. Your heart was as big as your humor. You lived. You took up space. You were present. Rest well! ????????????❤️❤️❤ https://t.co/h4LRjq6HZd
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) October 24, 2022
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) October 24, 2022
Completely heartbroken. ????
Leslie Jordan was a kind spirit and provided us with so many laughs. Rest peacefully, friend. pic.twitter.com/eULoI7C9fW
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) October 24, 2022
You had no choice but to adore Leslie Jordan, he left you no other options.
He was magical.
I can’t believe he’s gone. https://t.co/VupZh02OnF
— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) October 24, 2022
I am so, so sad to hear about Leslie Jordan’s passing. Such an icon and friend to me in my life, even if we never even met. He was unabashedly southern & queer, two things that don’t always go hand in hand. His ownership of exactly who he was made it easier for me to do the same.
— Ginger Minj (@TheGingerMinj) October 24, 2022
I’m so sad to read the news of Leslie Jordan’s passing. He was such a pleasure to work with on my first TV series, Reasonable Doubts. He was at the top of his game and had so much to look forward to. He exuded JOY and LAUGHTER. RIP dear Leslie #LeslieJordan pic.twitter.com/WgmTZjEReG
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) October 24, 2022
Devastated to find out that Leslie Jordan has passed. He was such a queer icon to me. My first exposure to him was in one of my favorite movies Sordid Lives! I literally just saw him a few weeks ago in LA. ???? my thoughts are with the people he was close to! ???? pic.twitter.com/Rv1nhXtLDR
— Trinity The Tuck ????️⚧️ (@TrinityTheTuck) October 24, 2022
This news is just horrendous. Leslie Jordan. You sunshine through our days. None more so than your selfless warmth and humour through world lockdown. So blessed I got to tell you in person what you’d meant to me. I’m so,so saddened by this news. ???? https://t.co/9nXnVRHWQR
— Hannah Waddingham. (@hanwaddingham) October 24, 2022
There are not enough wonderful things to possibly say about Leslie Jordan in just a tweet. I am so saddened by this -his social media particularly during Covid brought millions of people such joy as did his legacy career in entertainment. He was also just a kind, sweet lovely man pic.twitter.com/CAANBZqQJy
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) October 24, 2022
— quinta brunson (@quintabrunson) 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
This post will be updated as more come in…
Rest in peace, Leslie. Thank you for all the laughs.
[Image via Leslie Jordan/Instagram.]