Leslie Jordan dead: Will & Grace, the star of the American horror story was 67 years old
Leslie Jordan, the Emmy-winning actor, writer and singer best known for his roles on “Will & Grace,” “American Horror Story” and “Hearts Afire,” has died. He was 67 years old.
Jordan was driving in Hollywood on Monday morning and crashed into the side of a building on Cahuenga Boulevard. and Romaine St. It was suspected that he had suffered some sort of medical emergency.
Jordan was a veteran actor whose credits also included “The Help,” “The Cool Kids” and “Call Me Kat,” which is currently in its third season on Fox. In 2006, he won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on “Will & Grace,” playing Karen’s sexually ambiguous, socialite beau Beverly Leslie.
He has appeared in television shows including “Ally McBeal,” “Ugly Betty,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Hidden Palms,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” “Caroline in the City,” “Pee- Wee’s Playhouse, “Reba,” “Boston Public,” “Nash Bridges,” and “Boston Legal,” as well as such films as “Ski Patrol,” “Roadside Rodeo,” “Love Ranch,” “Southern Baptist Sissies” and ” United States against Billie Holiday.”
Jordan played three different characters in three different seasons of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story, which is repeated in the sequels Coven, Roanoke and 1984.
One of Jordan’s most famous roles was his role as Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram in the stage play “Sordid Lives”, which was later adapted into the 2000 cult romantic comedy of the same name. In 1993, he created his first autobiographical stage play, “Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have So Far Troubled My Life,” which ran off-Broadway for seven months at the SoHo Playhouse. The play depicted Jordan’s early life in Chattanooga, Tenn., and featured the actor backed by a gospel choir singing satirical songs about racism and homophobia. At the time of the creation of the play, Diversity praised Jordan’s “likable stage presence” and called the show “bittersweet and hilarious.”
In 2020, Jordan became a social media phenomenon, gaining millions of followers on Instagram thanks to his humorous videos posted during the pandemic.
Jordan released a gospel album titled “Company’s Comin'” in 2021, and later that year appeared as a guest panelist on “The Masked Singer,” where he performed the gospel standard “This Little Light of Mine.”
An LGBTQ icon, Jordan received the 2021 GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ Timeless Star Award. He appeared on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” as a guest judge in 2013 and again in 2022 as a guest director. During the AIDS crisis, he was involved with AIDS Project Los Angeles and Project Angel Food.
Born and raised in Tennessee, Jordan was raised Southern Baptist. He moved to Los Angeles in 1982 and started collecting loans just a few years later. Starting in his 20s, he struggled with drug and alcohol abuse. In 2010, Jordan announced that he had been sober for thirteen years.
“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” said David Shaul, Jordan’s agent. “Not only was he a mega talent and a joy to work with, but he provided an emotional refuge to the nation at one of its most difficult times. What he lacked in height he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner and human being. Knowing that he left the world at the peak of his professional and personal life is the only consolation he can have today.”
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