Will And Grace, the popular TV sitcom which kept its viewers hitched all along, is one of the most-watched sitcoms of all time. The show had seen huge success and has also won many awards. Unfortunately, Leslie Jordan, who played the role of Beverley Leslie in the show, has passed away, leaving fans disturbed and moved. Read more to find out more about Leslie and, most importantly, how the loved TV star died.
Who Is Leslie Jordan?
Leslie Jordan, who was born Leslie Allen Jordan on 29th April 1955, was a famous American actor and comedian. Apart from his roles on TV, he was also a singer and writer. He was best known for his role as Beverley Leslie in the hit sitcom ‘Will And Grace’ which aired from 2001 to 2020. Other than this, his other major shows and series include the ‘American Horror Story’ franchise, his role as Sid on the show ‘The Cool Kids’ and Phil on the show ‘Call Me Kat’.
He also acted in theatrical dramas such as ‘Sordid Lives’ in 1996 where he played the role of Earl.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Leslie Jordan published his autobiography named ‘How Y’all Doing? Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived’ in the year 2021 in April.
His Death Left Thousands Of Fans Grieving
Recently, The Los Angeles County Coroner told the world about the cause of death of Leslie Jordan, which was unknown since the time of his death in 2022. Medical Agencies and doctors had been trying to figure out the exact cause of death but couldn’t come to any conclusion until now.
In an official revelation, County Coroner’s office stated that the cause of death was sudden heart failure following the minor injuries that Leslie got in a car accident last year. At the time of his death, Leslie was 67 years old.
The details said that the sudden heart failure was due to arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The Coroner’s office declared it to be a natural death.
Jordan died in a car crash on 24th October 2022 in West Hollywood, California. He was on his way to the shooting of the show ‘Call Me Kat’ when the accident occurred. Nobody suspected that the minor injuries that Jordan experienced could be fatal.
The World Reacts!
When the news of his death was revealed to the world, Fans and celebs started pouring in condolence messages for the actor. All of them paid tribute to the star on social media.
The messages said: “We are shocked and devastated by today’s tragic passing of Leslie Jordan”
“Leslie was far more than an Emmy Award-winning comedic talent with whom we’ve laughed alongside for all these years. He was the kindest person you could ever imagine who simply lit up a room and brought pure joy and huge smiles to millions around the world.” said one of Leslie’s co-actors.
The messages continued, “The truest of Southern Gentlemen, Leslie carried an infectious exuberance, indelible sense of humor and, throughout, gifted us with countless fond memories that will last forever. As we grieve this sad news, we also wish to extend our most profound sympathies to Leslie’s family, friends and fans, whom he held so dear.”