Heartwarming tributes for Leslie Jordan have started to roll in after his shocking death.
On 24 October, the LGBTQ+ icon tragically passed away at the age of 67. According to a report from TMZ, the beloved star suffered a “medical emergency” after crashing his BMW into the side of a building.
In an official statement, Jordan’s agent David Schaul confirmed his death before stating that the world was “definitely a much darker place today” without his “love and light”.
“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.”
Shortly after the heartbreaking news made headlines, fans and an array of Jordan’s industry peers flocked to social media to share emotional tributes for the American Horror Story star.
“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,” said Jordan’s Will and Grace co-star Sean Hayes.
“There will never be anyone like him. A unique talent with an enormous, caring heart. You will be missed, my dear friend.”
Demi Lovato echoed similar sentiments in their own tribute on their Instagram story.
“My sweet Leslie… Your smile and personality lit up the room when I met you. I’m so glad we remained friends after meeting not long ago… I’m so honoured to call you a friend. I love you sweet angel,” the singer wrote.
Demi Lovato honors the late Leslie Jordan in new post:
“My sweet Leslie… Your smile and personality lit up the room when I met you. I’m so glad we remained friends after meeting not long ago… I’m so honored to call you a friend. I love you sweet angel.” pic.twitter.com/tbalvOAhbx
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 24, 2022
The Real host Loni Love called Jordan an “inspiration” when reflecting on her time working with him on The Talk.
“Leslie was so much fun to be around, always had a funny story and he inspired me to keep going in an industry that could be ageist… I will miss you my friend… Mama is waiting for you,” she said.
An array of Jordan’s AHS co-stars also remembered the hilarious actor across various tributes.
“I love this picture of Leslie. It’s exactly who he was. The most fun in the makeup trailer with the best stories and the biggest heart. A true joy to work with. Sending love to his people who loved him dearly,” Leslie Grossman wrote on Instagram.
Dylan McDermott added: “We lost a great one today. [Leslie Jordan] was a wonderful friend to me. Leslie and I met on American Horror Story and made each other laugh… He truly was my brother. Love you, Leslie. I will miss you dearly.”
Throughout his illustrious career, Jordan made hundreds of appearances across television, film and theatre and won a Primetime Emmy Award for his legendary performance as Beverley Leslie on Will & Grace.
Alongside his iconic acting catalogue, the 67-year-old was also a social media darling, having gone viral on numerous occasions with his hilarious lockdown commentaries, storytimes and pop culture reactions.
See below for more tributes dedicated to Leslie Jordan.
Rest in peace, Leslie Jordan. Thank you for the countless laughs and for sharing your spirit with us all. 💘 pic.twitter.com/PzJq31z19T
— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) October 24, 2022
RIP TO A LEGEND OK. WE STAN LESLIE JORDAN FOREVER pic.twitter.com/wNltHsrVkt
— soul. (@nottodayyoubum) October 24, 2022
I am stunned at the death of Leslie Jordan, who delighted us with his many roles on television and film. The cause of death was a car crash after he suffered a medical emergency. Leslie, we are heartbroken at your loss and will miss your mirth and your inimitable spirit.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 24, 2022
Leslie Jordan put a smile on the faces of so many, especially with his pandemic videos. 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. https://t.co/JKj2t8Km7A
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) October 24, 2022
Devastated to find out that Leslie Jordan has passed. He was such a queer icon to me. My first exposure to him was in one of my favorite movies Sordid Lives! I literally just saw him a few weeks ago in LA. 😢 my thoughts are with the people he was close to! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Rv1nhXtLDR
— Trinity The Tuck 🏳️⚧️ (@TrinityTheTuck) October 24, 2022
Leslie Jordan was as talented and genuine as they come. What a ray of sunshine. This is just terrible.
— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) October 24, 2022
Why Leslie Jordan kinda carried society during the pandemic
— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@keyon) October 24, 2022
leslie jordan was a genuine queer icon and a goddamn legend. so grateful for his life and his work. he will be terribly missed.
— caleb hearon (@calebsaysthings) October 24, 2022
Leslie Jordan touched so many hearts, including ours. He was not only a beloved comedian but our dear friend. Sending our love and condolences to his family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/OSL5swfw6w
— The Jennifer Hudson Show (@JHudShow) October 24, 2022
Leslie Jordan brought so much joy to so many people. In August, aged 67, he’d just bought his first condo and his reaction video, like everything he did, was so genuine and wholesome. Thank you for always brightening our day Leslie, you’ll be so dearly missed. pic.twitter.com/2RJvmtXZkS
— Jonty Usborne (@JontyUsborne) October 24, 2022
Completely heartbroken. 💔
Leslie Jordan was a kind spirit and provided us with so many laughs. Rest peacefully, friend. pic.twitter.com/eULoI7C9fW
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) October 24, 2022
rest in peace to american horror story veteran leslie jordan. he brought such bright energy to every scene. pic.twitter.com/vK25QhgQBj
— 🦇 (@campyhorror) October 24, 2022
Sarah Paulson commemorates “AHS” co-star Leslie Jordan following his death via Instagram. pic.twitter.com/Ls6BXjRYNH
— The AHS Zone (@ahszone) October 24, 2022
leslie jordan was one of the few ppl who made us laugh throughout the pandemic. may he rest in peace ❤️🕊️ pic.twitter.com/b3sKgm8g4p
— roni (@GETMEBODlED) October 24, 2022
Leslie Jordan literally held us together during the pandemic with “Well, shit… what are y’all doin?!” 🥺
— TD (@_tbeaux) October 24, 2022
RIP to this legend. Leslie Jordan gave us some pure entertainment.pic.twitter.com/7iD06oEHh8
— Thendo Muloiwa (@MuloiwaThendo) October 24, 2022
Leslie Jordan. What an angel. Gone much too soon. RIP. ❤️🌈
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 24, 2022
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Leslie Jordan, member of our UTC theater alumni family. Jordan took time in 2020 to share a thoughtful video message of encouragement to our students on getting through the pandemic. 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/NNSe1pGBqv
— The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (@UTChattanooga) October 24, 2022
You had no choice but to adore Leslie Jordan, he left you no other options.
He was magical.
I can’t believe he’s gone. https://t.co/VupZh02OnF
— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) October 24, 2022
In the beginning of the pandemic one of the purest joys I got were from the calm and sweet moments that Leslie Jordan shared with us. He was a beating heart to the gay community 💕 RIP, and thank you Leslie pic.twitter.com/B0IDbitN1N
— 🦇 Palomacula 🦇 (@AgentPaloma) October 24, 2022
My heart is heavy but happy! Your mission is now complete! Job well done honey, you left a beautiful mark! May we forever laugh at the memories you left behind❤️🙏🏾. Rest well honey! #lesliejordan pic.twitter.com/wHezI4bl1b
— Tabitha Brown (@IamTabithaBrown) October 24, 2022
24.10.2022 I have long admired Leslie Jordan for his humor, his ability to be totally himself and his kindness. I know he touched many people with his art and grace and I know he is making the angels laugh. You were, and are, loved. Rest In Peace dear Leslie. pic.twitter.com/mYSsN7sYCq
— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) October 24, 2022