Jordan Leslie: Star actor died in a car crash

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Awarded an Emmy for his work on “Will & Grace,” Leslie Jordan was an Emmy-winning actor, writer, and vocalist. He has passed away. He was 67.

Jordan struck the side of a building at Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Street while driving in Hollywood on Monday morning. As a result, he might have experienced a medical emergency.

In addition to “The Help,” “The Cool Kids,” and “Call Me Kat,” which is currently airing its third season on Fox, Jordan was a seasoned actor. He received an Emmy Award in 2006 for his performance as Beverly Leslie on the comedy series “Will & Grace.”

He appeared in movies like “Ski Patrol,” “Southern Baptist Sissies,” “Roadside Rodeo,” “Love Ranch,” and “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.” As well as television shows like “Ally McBeal,” “Ugly Betty,” “Hidden Palms,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” “Caroline in the City,” “Pee-We.

Jordan repeatedly appeared in the episodes “Coven,” “Roanoke,” and “1984” of Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story.” Additionally, he played three different characters throughout three different seasons.

One of Jordan’s most notable performances was in the stage play “Sordid Lives.” which was eventually turned into the cult romantic comedy movie of the same name in 2000. Jordan played Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram. His first autobiographical stage production, “Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued My Life Thus Far,” ran off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse for seven months in 1993. In the performance, which detailed Jordan’s early experiences in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the actor performed satirical songs about racism and homophobia while accompanied by a gospel choir. Variety complimented Jordan’s “endearing stage presence” and dubbed the play “bittersweet and amusing” when it was produced.

Jordan’s contribution to the entertainment space

Jordan rose to fame on social media in 2020 after uploading amusing videos that gained him millions of Instagram followers.

In 2021, Jordan issued a gospel album named “Company Comin’,” and in that year, he participated as a special guest panelist on “The Masked Singer,” singing the gospel song “This Little Light of Mine.”

Leslie Jordan, an LGBTQ icon, was given the Timeless Star award by GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics in 2021. In 2013 he served as a guest judge on Drag Race, and in 2022, he served as a guest director. In addition, he worked with Project Angel Food and the AIDS Project Los Angeles during the AIDS crisis.

Jordan has reared a Southern Baptist and was born and raised in Tennessee. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1982, and a few years later, he started building up credits. He struggled with drug and alcohol problems beginning in his 20s. Jordan announced in 2010 that he had been sober for 13 years.

Fox stops work in the honor of Leslie Jordan

The production of “Call Me Kat” is on hold following Leslie Jordan’s passing. At age 67, the actor perished in an automobile accident on Monday.

Fox is currently broadcasting Season 3, which debuted on September 29. Since the comedy series’ 2021 premiere. Jordan has played Phil, the head baker at Kat’s (Mayim Bialik) cafe, in the regular season. Season 1 finds him recently single. He meets Jalen, a character played by John Griffin in Season 3 Episode 7.

The “Call Me Kat” producers, Fox Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, released statements in the wake of Jordan’s passing.