Leslie Jordan, star from “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” dies in a car accident at age 67

American actor, author, and singer Leslie Allen was also a vocalist. He was most known for his roles as Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace (2001–2006, 2017–2020), for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006, and Lonnie Garr on Hearts Afire (1993–1955).

 a number of individuals from the American Horror Story series (2011–present), Sid from The Cool Kids (2018–2019), and Phil from Call Me Kat (2021–2023). He played Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram in Sordid Lives, one of his most well-known stage performances. He also portrayed the character on the big screen in the well-liked cult movie of the same name.

He grew to fame on Instagram during the 2020 pandemic, gaining 5.8 million followers. His autobiography, How Y’all Doing? : Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived, was released in April 2021.

He was seen in films like “Ski Patrol,” “Roadside Rodeo,” “Love Ranch,” “Southern Baptist Sissies,” and “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” as well as television shows like “Ally McBeal,” “Ugly Betty,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Hidden Palms,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” “Caroline in the City,” “Pee-We.

Jordan appeared again in the “Coven,” “Roanoke,” and “1984” episodes of Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story” and played three different roles over the course of three different seasons.

As Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram in the stage play “Sordid Lives,” which was later turned into a cult romantic comedy film of the same name in 2000, Jordan played one of his most well-known parts. His first autobiographical stage production, “Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued My Life Thus Far,” ran off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse for seven months in 1993. In the performance, which detailed Jordan’s early experiences in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the actor performed satirical songs about racism and homophobia while being accompanied by a gospel choir. Variety complimented Jordan’s “endearing stage presence” and dubbed the play “bittersweet and amusing” at the time it was produced.

In 2021, Jordan issued a gospel CD named “Company’s Comin’.” Later that year, he participated as a special guest panellist on “The Masked Singer,” singing the gospel song “This Little Light of Mine.”

Jordan, an LGBTQ icon, was given the Timeless Star award by GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics in 2021. In 2013 he served as a guest judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and in 2022 he served as a guest director. He worked with Project Angel Food and the AIDS Project Los Angeles during the AIDS crisis.

Jordan was reared a Southern Baptist and was born and raised in Tennessee. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1982, and a few years later he started to accumulate credits. He struggled with drug and alcohol problems beginning in his 20s. Jordan announced in 2010 that he has been sober for 13 years.

The absence of Leslie Jordan’s love and light has undoubtedly made the world a much darker place, according to Jordan’s agent David Shaul. He was not only a huge talent and a pleasure to work with, but he also offered the country an emotional haven during one of its most trying moments. His magnificence as a son, brother, artist, comic, partner, and human being more than made up for his short stature. The only comfort one can have right now is the knowledge that he left this planet at the pinnacle of both his professional and personal lives.

“We are stunned and grieved by today’s untimely demise of Leslie Jordan,” Fox Entertainment said in a statement. Leslie was much more than just a hilarious comedian who has won an Emmy Award. For all these years, we have shared many laughs with her. He was the most generous person you could ever hope to meet. He simply lighted up a room and made millions of people around the world smile heartily. Leslie was the epitome of a true Southern gentleman. He was full of life, had an irresistible sense of humour, and left us with a lifetime’s worth of happy memories. We want to express our deepest condolences to Leslie’s loved ones, including his family, friends, and supporters as we mourn this tragic news.

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