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.