Award-winning American actor, singer and author Leslie Jordan died in a car accident.
Jordan died Monday morning after crashing his BMW into a building in Hollywood’s Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Street area.
According to VarietyJordan is believed to have suffered a medical emergency while at the wheel.
The gay icon was best known for appearing in hit TV shows such as Will & Grace, Ugly Betty, Reba, Boston Publicand many more.
rest in peace to american horror story veteran leslie jordan. he brought such bright energy to every scene. pic.twitter.com/vK25QhgQBj
— 🦇 (@campyhorror) October 24, 2022
A day before his death, Jordan posted a video of himself singing with music producer Danny Myrick by his side.
“Danny helped me with a new original song that should be out soon,” Jordan wrote. “Love. Light. Leslie.”
Jordan gained 5.8 million followers on Instagram, who loved his charming, funny personality and warm, grandfatherly persona.
He saw a peak in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic with his hopeful, hilarious and positive stories and TikToks. Jordan has also been open about his recovery from substance abuse.
@lesliejordan No secrets here. 😂😂♬ original sound – Leslie Jordan
The Southern entertainer has been a regular on LGBTQ programming and recently appeared on world famous drag queen Trixie Mattel’s reality show. Trixie Motel.
Rest in peace, Leslie Jordan. Thank you for the countless laughs and for sharing your spirit with us all. 💘 pic.twitter.com/PzJq31z19T
— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) October 24, 2022
leslie jordan on trixie motel was one of the highlights of my year. he was so selfless and unapologetically funny. pic.twitter.com/7xvmHaxYPh
— paige 🍒 (@blhtrixya) October 24, 2022