Actor Leslie Jordan died at the age of 67 in a car accident

Leslie Jordan, a comedic actor who won a Primetime Emmy for his work on the classic sitcom Will & Grace and became a social media celebrity during the CIV-19 outbreak, died Monday in a car crash on his way to work in Hollywood, according to a spokeswoman . He was 67.

According to his agent, Don LeClair, Jordan had an unspecified “medical issue” while driving that caused the car to crash into a building while he was traveling to the Warner Bros. studio location where the Fox TV series Call Me Kat is being filmed . He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The diminutive actor, who was just 4 feet 11 inches (1.5 meters) tall, starred in the series as a recently single gay man hired as head baker at Kat’s (Mayim Bialik) coffee shop in Louisville, Kentucky. The third season of the program is now in production and is heavily influenced by the British series Miranda.

Actor Leslie Jordan died in a car accident
Actor Leslie Jordan died in a car accident

Tennessee native Leslie Jordan is best known to American television viewers for her recurring role on the NBC comedy Will & Grace as Beverly Leslie, Megan Mullally’s humorously sly Karen. He was awarded an Emmy in 2006 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance.

With a series of funny Instagram videos about everyday life in quarantine that went viral during the pandemic, he gained fame among a younger group of fans.

His television credits also include guest appearances on Murphy Brown, for which he is well known for his diminutive stature and Southern accent. Lois & Clark: Star Trek Voyager, Boston Public, American Horror Story and The New Adventures of Superman.

Without the love and light of Leslie Jordan, the world would undoubtedly be a much darker place today, according to a statement from his representative. He was not only a tremendous talent and a pleasure to work with, but also offered the country an emotional refuge at one of its most difficult times. His brilliance as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner and human being more than makes up for his short stature.

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