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How could you not love Leslie Jordan?

He was a versatile actor, singer, writer, comedian… a jack of all trades. In reality, Leslie Jordan essentially portrayed one character and that character was Leslie Jordan. As an actor, he made guest appearances in a number of television series, stealing every scene with his trademark genial, folksy manner and his soft Southern drawl. He had a recurring role on the sitcom Will and Grace, as well as being a regular cast member on Hearts Afire and more recently Call Me Kat. He brought his character to both comedy and drama, proving that he was adept at both. He was awarded an Emmy in 2006 for his guest role on Will and Grace.

Displaying his musical prowess, Leslie released a gospel album in 2021. During the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, Leslie took to Instagram for regular posts and comedy performances, gaining nearly six million followers.

In addition to his stage and screen appearances, Leslie was a vocal and active advocate for LGBTQ rights, working with AIDS Project Los Angeles and even handling duties as a food deliveryman for Project Angel Food.

In late October 2022, Leslie was driving to a morning of filming for Call Me Kat, when he suffered a “sudden cardiac dysfunction.” He drove his car into a building on Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Leslie was 67. A one-time drug and alcohol abuser, Leslie was proudly sober for over two decades at the time of his death.



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