Monday, June 17, 2024

“Will and Grace” Cast Reacts to Death of Emmy Winning Actor Leslie Jordan, 67, After L.A. Car Crash


Actor Leslie Jordan died today in Los Angeles after crashing his car into a building. Jordan suffered some kind of medical emergency. He was 67.

I just saw Jordan at the Hamptons Film Festival two weeks ago. What a tragedy.

Jordan’s co-stars from “Will and Grace” — where he won an Emmy in 2006 — reacted quickly on social media. Sean Hayes wrote: “My heart is broken. Leslie Jordan was one of the funniest people I ever had the pleasure of working with. 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.”

Eric McCormack Tweeted: “Crushed to learn about the loss of @thelesliejordan, the funniest & flirtiest southern gent I’ve ever known. The joy and laughter he brought to every one of his #WillandGrace episodes was palpable. Gone about thirty years too soon. You were loved, sweet man.”

Jordan’s long list of credits included “The Help,” “Boston Practice” and “Boston Legal,” and “Hearts Afire,” the TV series starring Billy Bob Thornton and Markie Post. There isn’t a year going back three decades that Jordan didn’t amuse audiences on a variety of hit TV shows.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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