The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed to Fox News Digital that famed comedian and actor Leslie Jordan was pronounced dead at the scene of an automobile accident.
Officers responded to a reported automobile collision at approximately 8:50 a.m. on Monday in Hollywood.
Variety noted, “It was suspected he suffered some sort of medical emergency,” which precipitated the collision.
Jordan won an Emmy Award in 2006 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his delicious portrayal of “Beverley Leslie” on “Will and Grace.”
Jordan’s agent, David Shaul said:
“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” his agent David Shaul shared in a statement to Fox News Digital. “Not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one of its most difficult times.”
Shaul added, “What he lacked in height he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner and human being. Knowing that he has left the world at the height of both his professional and personal life is the only solace one can have today.”
Authorities report that the collision occurred at the intersection of Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Street in Hollywood. Jordan’s vehicle “hit a wall” at high speed.
Variety paid tribute to Jordan in a series of posts, noting that he was a “veteran actor whose credits also included ‘The Help,’ ‘The Cool Kids, ‘ and ‘Call Me Kat,’ which is currently airing in its third season on Fox.”
Variety added that Jordan also “appeared on television shows including ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,’ ‘Star Trek: Voyager,’ ‘Caroline in the City,’ ‘Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,’ ‘Reba,’ ‘Boston Public,’ ‘Nash Bridges’ and “Boston Legal.'”
Fox News noted that Jordan became a “household name once again during the COVID-19 pandemic” when he brought smiles to many by posting comical vignettes on various social media platforms.
His most recent Instagram post was a salute to members of the United States military. He wrote: “Make sure you find a military service member and thank them for their service — or, support @theuso and their vital mission. God Bless the USA.”
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