According to his agent, the actor and comic Leslie Jordan, who was most well-known for his work on the television show “Will and Grace,” has passed away. He was 67.
Without the love and brightness that Leslie Jordan brought into the world, the world would be a much darker place today. Not only was he incredibly skilled and a joy to collaborate with, but he also provided the nation with a secure space in which it could experience positive emotions through one of its most difficult periods.
He wasn’t very tall, but he made up for it by being a terrific son, brother, artist, comic, partner, and guy overall. He also made up for his lack of height by being nice. Sarabeth Schedeen, who represented Jordan’s talent agency, said to CNN in a statement that the only consolation that can be taken from this tragedy is that he passed away at the pinnacle of both his professional and personal life.
“Beyond his talents, Leslie’s gifts of making people happy, being able to connect with people of all ages, and being humble, kind, and sweet will be sorely missed by everyone,” his lawyer, Eric Feig, said in a statement. “Leslie’s gifts of making people happy, being able to connect with people of all ages, and being humble, kind, and sweet will be sorely missed by everyone.”
On Monday morning, there was an automobile accident that included Jordan in Hollywood. Both the coroner for the county of Los Angeles, who confirmed Jordan’s identity, and a representative for the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that Jordan had passed away at the site.
The Move of Jordan to Hollywood
In his book “My Trip Down the Pink Carpet,” which was published in 2009, Jordan detailed his relocation from Tennessee to Hollywood in 1982 in the context of the movie industry. The following is an excerpt from the book’s publisher’s synopsis: “He got on a Greyhound bus headed for Los Angeles with $1,200 sewed into his underpants and never looked back.”
The actor was able to secure roles on a number of popular television series, including “The Fall Guy,” “Designing Women,” and “The People Next Door.” Jordan made his debut in the role of Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram in the play “Sordid Lives,” which went on to win multiple awards. After that, in the year 2000, he portrayed the same character in an independent film adaptation of the play.
Fans adored him for his recurrent role as Karen’s pal Beverley Leslie on the hit television show “Will & Grace.” In addition, you may recognise him from his roles in “The Cool Kids” and “American Horror Story.” During the height of the pandemic, when he had gained a significant following on Instagram, his star shone with an even greater degree of brilliance. He amassed a following of millions of people.
In addition to that, Jordan made advantage of the podium to share humorous anecdotes on his hardships, memories, and family (many of which were about his beloved mother). Jordan opened out to Anderson Cooper of CNN about his history of substance abuse and shared with him that he has not used drugs in over 20 years.
People ask, “How do you stop drinking? “What’s the most efficient approach?” Jordan stated. “Yeah, well, he was locked up for a total of one hundred and twenty days in a Los Angeles jail. That’s going to jolt you out of your sleep.”
Jordan mentioned in one of his posts that he was visited by a guard who felt sorry for him because of how much he detested being confined. Jordan was informed by the guard that they had Robert Downey Jr. in jail, that they were planning to release him, and that they would be giving Downey Jr. Jordan’s bed.
Jordan identified himself as being in Pod A, Cell 13 on the top bunk. “I have the distinct impression that I am primarily to blame for Robert Downey Jr. “Honey, I made him a bed,” I said.