HOLLYWOOD HILLS—On October 24, Emmy award-winning actor, writer, singer, and comedian, Leslie Jordan died at age 67, in a car crash on North Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Street. Video showed a picture of Jordan’s gray Sedan slammed into a building.
According to his agent, David Shaul, the actor was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at approximately 9:30 a.m. TMZ first reported Jordan may have suffered a medical emergency causing the crash.
“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan. Not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with but provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one of its most difficult times,” Shaul said in a statement. .He added that Jordan provided a reprieve for the public during the Coronavirus pandemic
Jordan best known for his role as Beverley Leslie on “Will and Grace.” He has been acting since the 80s in commercials for Doritos, Foster’s Beer, and others. He acted alongside Richard Pryor in, “Moving,” and he had roles in “Sordid Lives,” “Ski Patrol,” “The Help,” “American Horror Stories,” and dozens more.
Leslie Jordan was born on April 29, 1955, in Memphis Tennessee to Allen and Peggy Jordan. He was born a triplet. The children remained small, with Leslie becoming the tallest of the three at 4 feet and 11 inches tall. The triplets lost their father at 11 when he was killed in a plane crash. Jordan and his two sisters were raised in Chattanooga, TN by their mother.