Will & Grace‘s Leslie Jordan has died in a fatal car accident in Hollywood, Los Angeles. He was 67.
Leslie Jordan was an American actor, comedian, writer, and singer. He was best known for playing Beverly Leslie on the N.B.C sitcom Will & Grace, which won him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006.
His other famous roles included Lonnie Garr on Hearts Afire, Sid on The Cool Kids, Phil on Call Me Kat, and several American Horror Story franchise characters.
In theater, Leslie played Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram from Sordid Lives and portrayed the character in the popular cult classic film of the same name.
Leslie Jordan Accident: Car Crash Photos
American actor and comedian Leslie Jordan has died aged 67, his agent has confirmed. On Monday morning, a fatal car crash in Hollywood, Los Angeles, took his life.
Police told the L.A. Times that the actor’s car crashed into the side of a building, and he was declared dead at the scene. They added that it was unclear whether injuries in the collision killed Leslie or whether he had suffered from a prior medical emergency.
His publicist David Shaul said the world had become a “darker place” with his loss. He said that Leslie was a mega talent and a joy to work with, and he also offered an emotional sanctuary to the nation at difficult times.
A host of Hollywood stars quickly paid tribute to Leslie, with his Will & Grace co-star Sean Hayes calling him one of the funniest people he had ever worked with. He added that everyone who met Leslie loved him and praised his unique talent with an enormous heart.
Star Trek actor George Takei and RuPaul’s Drag Race were among others who expressed grief and condolence.
Leslie Jordan Wife And Family Details
Leslie Allen Jordan was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to his parents, Peggy Ann Griffin and Allen Bernard Jordan. His Father, Allen, was a United States Army Reserve major and died during service when Leslie was 11.
Leslie was an openly gay man. He came out to his mother, aged 12. He told his mom something was up, even though he did not know the word ‘gay’ back then. Peggy was accepting and supportive. She did not lecture him but showed concern that he would be ridiculed and asked him to live his life quietly.
The famous actor was unmarried and never had any children. Not only did he never wed, but he also claimed that he never went on a date.
Leslie’s mother passed away in May 2022, aged 86. He has two sisters, Jana and Janet.
After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1982, Leslie moved to Los Angeles, where he worked through several roles before getting his breakthrough in the drama Murphy Brown. He was noted for his small stature – standing at just 4 feet 11 inches – and usually played flamboyant characters.
Leslie struggled with alcohol and substance abuse, taking his first drink at age 14. He once humorously recalled ending up in a jail cell next to Robert Downey Jr. Leslie later became sober in the 1990s.
“People say, ‘Well, how do you get sober? What’s the best way?'” Jordan said. “Yeah, well, 120 days in the jailhouse in Los Angeles. That will sober you up.”
The world remembers and mourns the death of Leslie Jordon (April 29, 1955 – October 24, 2022).