Leslie Jordan Sent Max Greenfield Sweet Text Days Before Death

Loveable till the top. Leslie Jordan despatched former costar Max Greenfield a heartwarming and hilarious textual content message simply days earlier than his loss of life — after he was denied entry to the New Lady alum’s e book signing. 

“He tried to get in, however the occasion was offered out they usually didn’t let him in,” Greenfield, 43, advised E! Information in an interview printed on Thursday, October 27. “And he texted me and he was like, ‘I attempted to get in. I noticed that you simply was so well-known they wouldn’t let me in. They usually turned my little ass away.’”

The New York native famous that whereas the Name Me Kat actor advised him “Congratulations,” he then jokingly added that he couldn’t keep as a result of he had “vital issues” to get performed. 

 “They gained’t let me close to you, famous person. That’s what you’re. Congratulations. I acquired to run or I’d stalk you,” Greenfield recalled Jordan writing within the candy message. 

The Ugly Betty alum and Sordid Lives star first labored collectively on Will & Grace in 2017 and remained shut mates till Jordan’s loss of life on October 24.

“In these previous few years that he had, the world actually acquired to see that and settle for it and expertise it and he acquired to expertise it and actually embrace all of that love,” the Neighborhood actor advised E! on Thursday. “And boy, oh, boy, did he reap the benefits of it. It was so fantastic to be on the sidelines of that.”

Whereas the American Horror Story alum was a working Hollywood actor for many years, he gained notoriety in recent times by way of humorous movies he would put up by way of TikTok throughout COVID-19 — one thing Greenfield is grateful the world acquired to expertise. 

“I used to be taking a look at him the opposite day and I used to be so completely satisfied that he had posted as a lot as he did,” the Promising Younger Ladies star recalled. “As a result of I used to be like, ‘Oh, I may watch these ceaselessly.’”

Greenfield beforehand opened up in regards to the lack of his pal by way of social media on Tuesday. “What a present it was to know Leslie Jordan. He was a well-known star. And when the world lastly embraced him as such all the pieces lastly made sense. To him. He was so grateful for all of it. We liked you very a lot Leslie ❤️,” he wrote by way of Instagram.

Us Weekly confirmed on Monday that Jordan died at age 67 after 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,” his rep advised Us in a press release on the time. “Not solely was he a mega expertise and pleasure to work with, however he supplied an emotional sanctuary to the nation at certainly one of its most tough instances.”

The Tennessee native’s reason for loss of life was not instantly launched, however TMZ reported that the Emmy winner probably “suffered some type of medical emergency” earlier than crashing his car into the facet of a constructing.

Following his passing,  tributes poured in from his mates and colleagues. Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, and Will & Grace costars Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack and Sean Hayes had been only a few of the celebrities to honor Jordan’s legacy. 

“My coronary heart is breaking,” Mullally, 63, started in a prolonged Instagram put up shared on Monday. “I actually can’t imagine it. Leslie Jordan was, fingers down, one of many greats. Folks use that expression rather a lot, and I’m unsure it’s at all times relevant. There aren’t that many people who find themselves actually nice at something. However Leslie was flawlessly humorous, a virtuoso of comedy. His timing, his supply, all apparently easy. You possibly can’t get any higher than that.”

For her half, Parton, 76, shared that she felt like she misplaced a member of her family. “Leslie and I had a particular bond,” the 9 to five star wrote in a press release shared by way of Instagram on Monday. “He shall be missed by everybody who knew him personally and by everybody who was entertained by him. Relaxation in peace lil’ brother.”