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Leslie Jordan Dead At 67 In Car Crash After ‘Suffering A Medical Emergency’

The comedian Leslie Jordan was shockingly killed on Monday morning at the age of 67 after getting into a car crash.

The entertainment world is in mourning today after the death of comedian Leslie Jordan, who tragically died in a car crash on Monday morning when he crashed his BMW into the side of a building in Hollywood, California. He was 67 years-old. 

Jordan Killed In Car Crash

The Los Angeles Police Department told Daily Mail that they had been called at around 9:30 am about a vehicle that had crashed into a wall at Romaine Street and Cahuenga Blvd. While the LAPD didn’t initially identify the deceased person in the vehicle as Jordan, it has since been revealed that it was indeed him.

Jordan had a lengthy career in Hollywood that included roles in such television shows as “Call Me Kat,” “American Horror Story,” and “Will & Grace,” the last of which he won an Emmy Award for back in 2006.

Jordan’s publicist David Shaul told NPR that “not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation.”

Find out more about Jordan’s death in the video below.

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Jordan Became Social Media Star – Launches Country Career In 2021

Last year, Jordan opened up about what it was like for him to become a social media star during quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which he spent hunkered down in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee. An entirely new generation fell in love with Jordan’s antics in quarantine, which he documented in these fun videos that would show him joyfully dance and sing. 

Jordan had said in March of 2021 that he hoped to use his newfound internet fame to launch a successful career in country music.

“When I got to Hollywood, I never thought, oh, well, I want to pursue a career in music or anything,” he said. 

Jordan eventually changed his tune and released his country album “‘Company’s Comin'” later in 2021. This album featured some huge names like Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, the country music legend Dolly Parton, and more! 

Jordan continued working right up until the very end, taking to Instagram on Sunday night to promote an upcoming country music song of his that he worked on with Danny Myrick.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Celebrity Tributes For Jordan

Tributes have been pouring in for Jordan on social media in the hours since his death was confirmed.

“My heart is broken,” tweeted his former “Will & Grace” co-star Sean Hayes. “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.”

“Leslie Jordan put a smile on the faces of so many, especially with his pandemic videos,” former “Wonder Woman” star Lynda Carter wrote. ‘What a feat to keep us all laughing and connected in such difficult times… It feels so cruel that this could happen to such a beautiful soul.”

“I feel like I can’t breathe,” said former “Ghost Whisper” actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. “My beautiful and sweet friend. What will we do without you? Your entire spread love, sunshine and goodness. I will miss you more than I have words to say. Love you friend. May you make heaven as joyful as you made earth.”

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More Tributes For Jordan

Other tributes have come in for Jordan as well: 

Jordan’s shocking and sudden death reminds us all how fleeting this life truly is. May Jordan rest in peace, and please join us in saying a prayer for his family and friends during this difficult time. 

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