Leslie Jordan Dead: ‘Will & Grace’ Comedian Was 67

Comedian Leslie Jordan has died, according to reports.

The late “Will & Grace” star and Emmy winner passed away at age 67. TMZ first reported the news. Jordan allegedly suffered a medical emergency and crashed his car into the side of a building in Hollywood, California. IndieWire has reached out to Jordan’s reps.

Jordan most recently appeared in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story” anthology series, as well as narrating Discovery+ series “The Book of Queer.” Jordan also appeared in sitcom “Call Me Kat,” and had recently finished production on Tracy Pellegrino’s “Strangers in a Strange Land” film.

Jordan was in pre-production on film “Ron.” opposite Margaret Cho about a 10-year-old girl who befriends her babysitter Ron amid the AIDS crisis.

Jordan started his career in 1986, landing his breakout role in “People Next Door” by 1989. Spots on “Top of the Heap,” “Reasonable Doubts,” “Boston Legal,” and “Hearts Afire” propelled Jordan’s TV comedy career, with film “Sordid Lives” also spurring a franchise.

The late star announced the 2021 Oscar nominees opposite Tracee Ellis Ross and released his debut gospel album “Company’s Comin’” last year featuring Dolly Parton.

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