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Comedian and actor Leslie Jordan died after a car crash

Leslie Jordan

Comedian and actor Leslie Jordan died after a car crash at 67 known for his roles in “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story” and his uplifting pandemic Instagram videos killed after a car crash Monday in Hollywood.

Jordan was behind the wheel of a BMW when he crashed into the side of a building at Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Street in Hollywood at 9:30 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department officer Lizbeth Lomeli

Leslie Allen Jordan (April 29, 1955 – October 24, 2022) was an American actor, writer, and singer.

He was best known for his roles as Lonnie Garr on Hearts Afire (1993–1995), The native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, who won an outstanding guest actor Emmy in 2005 for his part as Beverly Leslie in “Will & Grace,” had a recurring role on the Mayim Bialik comedy “Call me Kat” and starred on the sitcom “The Cool Kids.”

He earned an unexpected new following in 2021 when the longtime Los Angeles resident area spent time during the pandemic lockdown near family in his hometown.

died Monday after he crashed his car into a tree in Hollywood, Leslie Jordan’s ‘Will & Grace’ family pays tribute: ‘Everyone who ever met him, loved him

Jordan, 67, won a prime-time Emmy in 2006 for his performance as Beverley Leslie in the hit TV show “Will & Grace.”

David Shaul said. “Not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one of its most difficult times.” During the pandemic, Jordan’s Instagram posts, which he filed twice daily from an Airbnb near his mother’s house in Chattanooga, made him famous to a new generation of fans.

Jordan was born on April 29, 1955, and was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated from Brainerd High School. Jordan said his mother, Peggy Ann (Griffin), was supportive and accepting, despite never truly understanding him. Jordan’s father,

“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,”

Allen Bernard Jordan, was a major in the United States Army Reserve and died, along with two others, in the crash of a civilian Beechcraft Debonair airplane at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, on March 31, 1967, when Jordan was eleven years old.

In a 2014 interview, Jordan said he had difficulty growing up at Southern Baptist. “I was baptized 14 times. Every time the preacher would say, ‘Come forward, sinners!’ I’d say ‘Oooh, I was out in the woods with that boy, I better go forward.'”

Jordan’s other eclectic credits include “Hearts Afire,” “Boston Legal,” “Fantasy Island” and “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.” He played various roles in the “American Horror Story” franchise series.

The 65-year-old — recognized for his roles on "Call Me Kat" and "Will & Grace" — became an internet sensation last year after posting hilarious, candid videos while "hunkered down" at home due to the pandemic.

Declaring Jordan, who was openly gay, a “national treasure,” the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics last year awarded him its Timeless Star career achievement honor.

“My heart is broken,” Sean Hayes tweeted. “Everyone who ever met him loved him. There will never be anyone like him. A unique talent with an enormous, caring heart. You will be missed, my dear friend.”
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