One final reward. Shortly earlier than his loss of life, Leslie Jordan shared a video of himself singing a traditional hymn concerning the afterlife.
“Sunday Mornin’ Hymn Singin’ with @dannymyrick,” the Will & Grace alum wrote by way of Instagram on Sunday, October 23, alongside a video that confirmed him collaborating with musician Danny Myrick. “Danny helped me with a brand new unique track that must be comin’ out actual quickly. Love. Mild. Leslie.”
The clip confirmed the How Y’all Doing? creator singing “When the Roll Is Referred to as Up Yonder,” a gospel track that was initially written in 1893. The tune is about being current in heaven within the afterlife, and opens with the strains: “When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be no extra / And the morning breaks, everlasting, brilliant and truthful / When the saved of Earth shall collect over on the opposite shore / And the roll is named up yonder, I’ll be there.”
Jordan beforehand launched a model of the track with Tanya Tucker on his 2021 album, Firm’s Comin’, which additionally featured Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile and Chris Stapleton.
The Name Me Kat actor died on Monday, October 24, at age 67 following a automotive crash in Los Angeles. His rep confirmed the information in an announcement to Us Weekly, saying: “The world is unquestionably a a lot darker place at this time with out the love and lightweight of Leslie Jordan. Not solely was he a mega expertise and pleasure to work with, however he offered an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one in all its most troublesome instances.”
Jordan’s reason for loss of life was not instantly launched, however TMZ reported that the Emmy winner presumably “suffered some type of medical emergency” earlier than crashing his automobile into the aspect of a constructing.
After his loss of life, tributes poured in from his pals and colleagues. Parton, 76, and Tucker, 64, each honored the late star by way of social media, as did his Will & Grace colleagues Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack and Sean Hayes.
“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 so much, and I’m undecided it’s at all times relevant. There aren’t that many people who find themselves really nice at something. However Leslie was flawlessly humorous, a virtuoso of comedy. His timing, his supply, all apparently easy. You’ll be able to’t get any higher than that.”
The “Jolene” singer, for her half, mentioned she was “as damage and shocked” as if she’d misplaced a member of her circle of relatives. “Leslie and I had a particular bond,” the 9 to five star wrote in an announcement shared by way of Instagram on Monday. “He will likely be missed by everybody who knew him personally and by everybody who was entertained by him. Relaxation in peace lil’ brother.”