Comedian and actor Leslie Jordan, known for her roles in “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” died Monday morning after a car crash in Hollywood, sources confirmed to The Times.
Jordan, 67, won a prime-time Emmy in 2006 for his role as Beverly Leslie on the TV show “Will & Grace.”
Los Angeles police officer Lizbeth Lomeli told The Times that Jordan was driving a BMW when he crashed into the side of a building on Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Streets in Hollywood at 9:30 a.m. The longtime actor and writer was pronounced dead at the scene.
A law enforcement source said it was unclear whether Jordan was killed in the crash or suffered a medical emergency beforehand, but the condition of the vehicle suggested Jordan may have lost control of the vehicle before the crash.
After his big break in the first season of “Murphy Brown” in 1989, Jordan’s 30-year career was marked by scene-stealing roles on TV shows like “Body of Evidence” and “Heart of Fire.”
While starring in NBC’s “Will & Grace” and as queer, confident senior Sid Delacroix on Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story” series and “Cool Kids”, his fame is growing.
Most recently, Leslie found his online viral fame through a constant stream of Instagram videos, from hiding in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he would humorously satirize everyday life in the quarantine, with his lively, southern accent.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more details become available.