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Leslie Jordan, an Emmy-winning actor, singer, and writer, has passed away. Best known for his work on the TV shows “Will & Grace,” “American Horror Story,” and “Hearts Afire.” He was 67.
Jordan was driving in Hollywood on Monday morning at the intersection of Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Street. When he collided with the side of a building. According to reports, he may have experienced a medical emergency.
In addition to “The Cool Kids” and “Call Me Kat” on Fox, Jordan was a seasoned actor with a long list of other notable roles. His performance as Karen’s sexually ambiguous socialite for Beverly Leslie earned him the 2006 Emmy Award for “Will & Grace.”
He made appearances on several television programs, such as “Boston Legal,” “Caroline in the City,” “Ally McBeal,” and movies like “Ski Patrol.”
Jordan appeared in multiple episodes of “American Horror Story” by Ryan Murphy, including “Coven,” “Roanoke,” and “1984”. In addition, he portrayed three different characters for three seasons.
Jordan played Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram’s stage production “Sordid Lives.” Which was later turned into a cult romantic comedy movie of the same name in 2000. His first autobiographical theatrical production, which he wrote in 1993. It performed off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse for seven months. A gospel choir accompanied the actor as he performed satirical songs about racism and homophobia in the play. Which detailed Jordan’s early years in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Variety lauded Jordan’s “endearing stage presence” and described the play’s production at the time as “bittersweet and amusing.”
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Due to the amusing films, he broadcasted throughout the pandemic. Jordan became a social media sensation in 2020, acquiring millions of Instagram followers.
In 2021, Jordan put out an album of gospel music called “Company Comin’,” and later that year, he participated in a panel discussion for “The Masked Singer” as a guest, singing the gospel song “This Little Light of Mine.”
Jordan is a symbol of the LGBTQ community, and in 2021 he was given the Timeless Star award by GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics. In 2013 and 2022, he made special appearances as a judge and director on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” In addition, he worked with Project Angel Food and the Los Angeles AIDS Project during the AIDS crisis.
Jordan was a Southern Baptist growing up and was born and reared in Tennessee. In 1982, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he soon started accumulating credits. He battled drug and alcohol addiction since his 20s. Jordan made his 13-year sobriety public in 2010 by making the announcement.
Fox halt production of “Call Me Kat”
After Leslie Jordan passed away, the production of Season 3 of “Call Me Kat” was halted. An automobile accident claimed the actor’s life on Monday at 67.
Fox has been broadcasting Season 3 since its September 29 premiere. Jordan has regularly played Phil, the head baker at Kat’s (Mayim Bialik) cafe, since the comedy series’ 2021 premiere. In Season 1, he just became a bachelor. He meets his first love interest in the guest role of Jalen in Season 3 Episode 7, scheduled to debut on November 10.
After Jordan passed away, the “Call Me Kat” producers, Fox Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, released a statement.