The “Dancing With the Stars” household is mourning the lack of legendary comic and actor Leslie Jordan, who died in a automobile accident on October 24, 2022.
TMZ first reported Jordan’s demise. The 67-year-old star of “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” amongst many different movies and TV credit, was driving in Hollywood when it’s suspected he suffered a medical emergency and crashed his automobile, regulation enforcement sources informed TMZ.
Tributes are pouring in from “Dancing With the Stars” alumni and lots of different well-known mates of the late actor.
Jordan Was a ‘Legend’ of Hollywood
Lance Bass, who completed in third place on season seven along with his associate Lacey Schwimmer, posted a photograph of Jordan to Instagram and wrote, “Legend shouldn’t be a big sufficient phrase to explain Leslie Jordan. No one made me snicker tougher. This one is heartbreaking. Rest nicely, my buddy.”
Pro Sasha Farber posted a photograph of Jordan to his Instagram tales together with a easy string of broken-heart emojis.
Season three contestant and nation star Sara Evans posted a photograph of herself with Jordan and wrote, “What a tragic unhappy day. I just lately acquired to know Leslie and we turned quick mates! He was so sort and humorous and genuine! We had him as a visitor on ‘Closet Chaos’ and he could not have been extra gracious and type to us! He will probably be drastically missed! Rest In Peace, candy buddy.”
Season 30 contestant Jimmie Allen posted a photograph of the 2 of them collectively and wrote, “LJ Rest In Love brother. Thanks for the talks and the 6 am texts. You introduced a smile to so many individuals.”
“The Talk” co-host Amanda Kloots, who was a finalist on season 30 alongside professional Alan Bersten, posted a photograph of Jordan showing on “The Talk” and wrote, “This man was pure pleasure. His smile lit up the stage. His snicker acquired everybody laughing. His tales had everybody on the sting of your seat. I bear in mind feeling so fortunate simply being in his presence. Life is so treasured. The world will miss you, Leslie. You have been the definition of a phenomenal human.”
Season 22 contestant Kim Fields posted a photo montage of herself and Jordan to Twitter and wrote, “I can barely see by my tears to jot down this: I cherished my pricey buddy a lot; profound heartbreak and devastation has taken over all of me… nicely, s***.”
Jordan’s Former Co-Stars Also Posted Tributes
“Will & Grace” star Eric McCormack posted two tributes to Jordan, one with a photograph of them on “Will & Grace” collectively and one among them having lunch collectively in 2014.
“Crushed to be taught concerning the lack of @thelesliejordan, the funniest and flirtiest southern gent I’ve ever recognized,” wrote McCormack. “The pleasure and laughter he introduced to each one among his #WillandGrace episodes was palpable. Gone about 30 years too quickly. You have been cherished, candy man.”
Megan Mullally, whose Karen was a frequent nemesis to Jordan’s Beverly, posted a photograph of them collectively and wrote a prolonged tribute on Instagram the place she mentioned her “coronary heart is breaking.”
Mullally wrote partly:
My coronary heart is breaking. I actually cannot imagine it. Leslie Jordan was, fingers down, one of many greats. People use that expression loads, and I’m unsure it is all the time relevant. There aren’t that many people who find themselves really nice at something. But Leslie was flawlessly humorous, a virtuoso of comedy. His timing, his supply, all apparently easy. You cannot get any higher than that.
And what a pleasant, fun-loving, pricey individual. I used to be simply with him final month … he really appeared so pleased. How sensible it was that hundreds of thousands of individuals have been capable of uncover the actual Leslie and his love of life and unparalleled story-telling skills on instagram. He had a lot to share, and it meant a lot to him that lastly he’d discovered a automobile by which to share it. He was completely distinctive. One of a sort. Thank you to all of his followers! He actually cherished you all and was so genuinely appreciative of you. … Love you, Leslie. Miss you already. And one factor I do know for certain… there’ll by no means ever be one other you.
Co-star Sean Hayes posted an identical tribute alongside a photograph of himself with Jordan on “Will & Grace,” writing, “My coronary heart is damaged. Leslie Jordan was one of many funniest individuals I ever had the pleasure of working with. Everyone who ever met him, cherished him. There won’t ever be anybody like him. A novel expertise with an infinite, caring coronary heart. Leslie, you can be missed, my pricey buddy.”
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