Comedian Leslie Jordan died Monday after his BMW crashed into the side of a building in Hollywood.
The actor was 67. Police officials said: TMZ that it seemed like the actor was “having some sort of medical emergency.”
Los Angeles police did not identify Jordan, but told DailyMail.com that they received a call at 9:30 a.m. about a car that had crashed into a wall on Romaine Street and Cahuenga Blvd.
Jordan, who was known for his work on Will & Grace, Call Me Kat and American Horror Story, lived in Los Angeles. He recently started a career as a country singer and recently teased about the release of a new song.
The country artists posted a video of him singing with songwriter Danny Myrick on Instagram on Sunday, announcing that he would be releasing a new single.
‘Sunday Mornin’ Hymm Singin’ with @dannymyrick,” Jordan wrote on social media. “Danny helped me with a new original song that should be out soon. Love. Light. Leslie.’
Actor George Takei confirmed the late actor’s death and mourned him on Twitter.
“I am stunned by the death of Leslie Jordan, who delighted us with his many roles on television and film,” Takei wrote.
“The cause of death was a car accident after he had a medical emergency. Leslie, we are heartbroken at your loss and will miss your joy and your inimitable spirit.’
Comedian Leslie Jordan has died after his BMW crashed into the side of a building in Hollywood on Monday
Jordan was a much-loved actor known for his work on Will & Grace
Actor George Takei confirmed the later actor’s death and mourned him on Twitter.
Jordan has appeared in other television series such as Ugly Betty, Star Trek: Voyager, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and Reba.
The beloved Will & Grace star exploded on social media in 2020 by posting humorous videos on social media.
It started when he started posting on the social media platform while squatting in his native Chattanooga, Tennessee, in March 2020 during the pandemic.
The television star captivated a different audience and now has 5.8 million followers on Instagram.
“People knew me from my characters, but I’m amazed that people discovered me as I do. They loved me. And they came back,” Jordan said at the time.
Jordan becomes an Instagram breakthrough during the COVID-19 pandemic
Jordan spoke to DailyMailTV earlier in March 2021 about becoming an unlikely quarantine-era social media star.
At the time, the actor chatted with host Thomas Roberts about the next chapter in his career toward country music.
“When I got to Hollywood, I never thought, oh, well, I want to pursue a career in music or something,” Leslie explained at the time.
Jordan’s county album, called “Company’s Comin,” was released in 2021 and featured some of the biggest names in music, including Eddie Vedder from his friend Pearl Jam.
At the end of last year, he took it a step further in his musical career, appearing on ‘The Masked Singer’ to perform the song ‘This Little Light of Mine’.
On the way to the country! Leslie Jordan spoke exclusively to DailyMailtTV host Thomas Roberts about the surprising next chapter in his career – and his latest project to raise money for a very important cause
“When I got to Hollywood, I never thought, oh, well, I want to pursue a career in music or something,” Leslie said of his upcoming debut country album Company’s Comin’
Jordan arrived in Hollywood in 1982 and soon found work on several TV shows, including Murphy Brown, Night Court, Midnight Caller and Hearts Afire.
By the 2000s, he was steadily working on primetime hits such as Ally McBeal, Boston Public and Boston Legal.
In 2001, he was cast as Beverley Leslie in Will & Grace and continued to appear regularly throughout its run until it ended after eight seasons in 2006.
He won the 2006 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for the role, and he returned for the sictom’s reboot from 2017 to 2020.
Jordan also appeared in the hit 2011 film The Help and in several episodes of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series American Horror Story on FX.
He then returned to the big screen for the Fox sitcom Call Me Kat starring Mayim Bialik and executive produced by Jim Parsons.