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‘Will & Grace’ Actors Honor Late Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan

On Monday, Leslie Jordan faced death following a medical emergency while driving. He ultimately crashed his BMW into the side of a building. He was 67. 

Throughout the span of almost 20 years and 17 episodes, Jordan portrayed the socialite Beverly Leslie. The character is the archnemesis of Megan Mullaly’s legendary bawdy Karen Walker on Will & Grace

The role won Jordan an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series 

Currently, the cast of Will & Grace is starting to honor the late actor on social media as he stands as an unforgettable part of the production. 

“Crushed to learn about the loss of @thelesliejordan, the funniest & flirtiest southern gent I’ve ever known,” Eric McCormack said. The actor played the protagonist Will Truman. 

“The joy and laughter he brought to every one of his #WillandGrace episodes was palpable. Gone about thirty years too soon. You were loved, sweet man.” 

Sean Hayes (Jack MacFarland on Will & Grace) added: “My heart is broken.

“Leslie Jordan was one of the funniest people I ever had the pleasure of working with. Everyone who ever met him loved him. There will never be anyone like him. A unique talent with an enormous, caring heart. You will be missed, my dear friend.” 

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Mullally: ‘My heart is breaking.’

Mullally contemplated her friendship with Jordan. Last month, she just saw the actor at an event for his book, How Y’all Doing, in D.C. 

“My heart is breaking,” she said on Instagram. 

“I really can’t believe it. Leslie Jordan was, hands down, one of the greats. People use that expression a lot, and I’m not sure it’s always applicable. There aren’t that many people who are truly great at anything.

“But Leslie was flawlessly funny, a virtuoso of comedy. His timing, [and] his delivery, [were] all apparently effortless. You can’t get any better than that.” 

Furthermore, Mullally referred to Jordan as “a friendly, fun-loving, dear person.” She also stressed that “it meant so much to him” that he shared multiple stories on Instagram. 

“He was absolutely unique. One of a kind. Thank you all of his fans! He really loved you all and was so genuinely appreciative of you,” Mullally added. 

Pint-Sized Jordan with Barrel-Size Career

Jordan gained traction on TV in the 1990s, playing roles in sitcoms like Hearts Afire and Murphy Brown

Recently, the pint-sized actor ballooned his fame. He appeared in American Horror Story and boasted over 5.8 million Instagram followers. On the platform, he shared hilarious stories in his signature Southern accent. 

However, on Monday afternoon, a heartbreaking statement shocked his followers. 

His manager shared with The Post: “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,” his manager continued. “Knowing that he has left the world at the height of both his professional and personal life is only solace one can have today.”

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