Remembering an icon. Celebrities are paying tribute to Leslie Jordan following his loss of life on the age of 67.
Us Weekly confirmed on Monday, October 24, that the Will and Grace alum died after being concerned in a automobile crash in Los Angeles. “The world is certainly a a lot darker place at present with out the love and light-weight of Leslie Jordan,” Jordan’s consultant, David Shaul of BRS/Gage Expertise Company, mentioned in a press release to Us. “Not solely was he a mega expertise and pleasure to work with, however he supplied an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one among it”s most troublesome instances. What he lacked in peak he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comic, accomplice and human being. Figuring out that he has left the world on the peak of each his skilled and private life is the one solace one can have at present.”
TMZ reported on the time that the actor presumably “suffered some kind of medical emergency” earlier than he “crashed his BMW into the aspect of a constructing.”
The Tennessee native has over 100 display screen credit courting again to 1986 and landed his breakout position as Lonnie Garr on Hearts Afire in 1993. Jordan is finest recognized for enjoying Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace. Extra lately, TV lovers watched him as Phil on Name Me Cat. The theater vet gained a model new viewers in recent times, because of a number of appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race and his light-hearted social media posts through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jordan wrote two memoirs — 2008’s My Journey Down the Pink Carpet and 2021’s How Y’all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Properly Lived — about his profession and sexuality, in addition to two semi-autobiographic performs.
After information broke of his loss of life, celebrities honored the beloved performer on social media. “Oh no!!! Leslie!! I’ve nothing however the fondest recollections of you whereas filming The Assist,” Viola Davis wrote by way of Twitter on Monday. “I’d by no means been within the presence of anybody who cherished life and folks as a lot as you.”
The Oscar winner, 57, continued: “Your coronary heart was as massive as your humor. You lived. You took up area. You had been current. Relaxation properly! 💔💔💔❤️❤️.”
Octavia Spencer, who starred alongside Jordan and Davis in The Assist, also expressed her heartbreak upon studying about her late colleague’s loss of life. “I can’t specific my disappointment for his solely surviving sister and his expensive love M,” she wrote. “There’s a gap in my coronary heart. I really like and miss you, buddy 💔.”
Maintain scrolling to see extra tributes from Jordan’s well-known associates and followers: