Leslie Jordan has died aged 67

The “Call Me Kat” actor and Emmy winner died Oct. 24.

Comedian Leslie Jordan has died, according to reports.

The late “Will & Grace” star and Emmy winner has died at 67. TMZ first reported the news. Jordan reportedly suffered a medical emergency and crashed his car into the side of a building in Hollywood, California while preparing for “Call Me Kat.”

“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” a statement from Jordan’s rep said. “Not only was he a mega talent and a joy to work with, but he provided emotional sanctuary for the nation at one of its most difficult times.”

The statement continued, “What he lacked in height he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, entertainer, comedian, partner and human being. Knowing that he left the world at the height of his professional and personal life is the only consolation one can have today.

Jordan most recently appeared in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story” anthology series, as well as narrating the Discovery+ series “The Book of Queer.” Jordan also appeared on the sitcom “Call Me Kat” and had recently wrapped production on Tracy Pellegrino’s “Strangers in a Strange Land.”

“Call Me Kat” has now halted production. Jordan has completed work on a total of 9 episodes for the season.

“We are shocked and devastated by the tragic passing of Leslie Jordan today,” a Fox Entertainment representative said. “Leslie was so much more than an Emmy Award-winning comedic talent that we’ve laughed with all these years. He was the kindest person you could imagine who simply lit up a room and brought pure joy and huge smiles to millions around the world. The truest of Southern Gentlemen, Leslie carried an infectious exuberance, an indelible sense of humor and, throughout, provided us with countless fond memories that will last for As we mourn this sad news, we also want to offer our deepest condolences to Leslie’s family, friends and fans who were so dear to her.

A representative of Warner Bros. Television added: “Warner Bros. Television is devastated by the tragic and sudden loss of our dear friend Leslie Jordan. Leslie was an amazing person and talent. He brought joy to fans around the world. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans at this time.

Jordan was also in pre-production on the film “Ron”. opposite Margaret Cho about a 10-year-old girl who befriends her babysitter Ron amid the AIDS crisis.

Jordan began his career in 1986, landing his breakout role on “People Next Door” in 1989. Spots on “Top of the Heap”, “Reasonable Doubts”, “Boston Legal” and “Hearts Afire” propelled the Jordan’s TV comedy career, with the film “Sordid Lives” also boosting a franchise.

The late star announced the 2021 Oscar nominees alongside Tracee Ellis Ross and released her first gospel album “Company’s Comin'” last year with Dolly Parton.

Source: https://www.indiewire.com/2022/10/leslie-jordan-dead-1234775605/