Leslie Jordan, Dead at 67

We are shocked to learn that beloved comedian, actor, and friend of Instinct Magazine, Leslie Jordan, has died. Jordan was 67.

According to TMZ, Jordan was driving in Hollywood Monday morning when it’s suspected he suffered some sort of medical emergency and crashed his BMW into the side of a building at Cahuenga Blvd. and Romaine St. around 9:30 a.m. Los Angeles Police Department pronounced Jordan dead at the scene.

Jordan’s team posted this message shortly after the news:

In an emailed statement, Jordan’s agent David Shaul shared:

The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan. 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. 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.

We mourn the loss of another great power house in entertainment and a force for the LGBTQ+ community.

Jordan was best known for being the 4-foot-11 spitfire comedic actor who played Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace, but contributed his electric sense of humor to cult film Sordid Lives, The Cool Kids, American Horror Story, and recently Call Me Kat.

Here is our interview with Leslie Jordan in 2018 during his tour for his show EXPOSED. In the interview, Jordan shared how he became attached with Will & Grace and shared other hilarious moments from his career:

During the pandemic, Jordan skyrocketed his social media presence from 80K followers to 5.8 million with his sharing of daily video storytelling with “fellow hunker-downers”.

In 2018, we sat down with Leslie Jordan and we learned why he was one of the hardest working people in show business at the premiere of his show EXPOSED.

Updates on his untimely death will be shared as we learn of them.

6 thoughts on “Leslie Jordan, Dead at 67”

  1. Such a great human being to the world he will greatly missed so sad the hood ones have to go first he was a legend in his own time miss you Leslie !RIP my friend !

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  2. I personally loved him in the movie Southern Baptist Sissies. I guess because I grew up gay & in church. I’d recommend that movie for everyone to check out.

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  3. I have been following him on Instagram for years. I was so happy for him when seemingly everyone “discovered” him on social media. He will definitely be missed.

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