American Actor Leslie Jordan has died at the age of 67 after being involved in a car accident in Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles Times, police believe the actor had a medical emergency before crashing into the side of a building in Hollywood.
Jordan was well-known for his roles in American Horror Stories, Hearts Afire, and Will and Grace, for which he received an Emmy award.
However, at the age of 65, during the height of the pandemic, Jordan found new fame when he began posting funny, relatable content on his Instagram page, which exposed him to a wider audience.
According to his agent, David Shaul, the world is a darker place without Leslie Jordan’s love and light. He went on to say that not only was he a mega talent and a joy to work with, but he also provided an emotional sanctuary for the country during a difficult time.
Jordan was born in Tennessee in 1955 and raised as a Southern Baptist in Chattanooga’s middle-class suburbs. When he was 11, his father, a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, died in a plane crash.
He relocated to Los Angeles in 1982 and began his career in commercials before moving on to work in film and television. In the early 1990s, he was involved with Project Angel Food in Los Angeles, a non-profit organisation that provided food to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Actor Leslie Jordan Dies at 67 from Car Accident