LOS ANGELES— Comedian actor Leslie Jordan, a prime-time Emmy winner for his function at the hit sitcom “Will & Grace” and a social media sensation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, died on Monday in a automotive crash whilst using to paintings in Hollywood, a spokesperson stated. He was once 67.
Jordan it sounds as if suffered an unspecified “scientific factor” on the wheel of his automotive, and the automobile struck the facet of a construction on his method to the Warner Bros studio set of the Fox tv sequence “Name Me Kat,” in line with his agent, Don LeClair. He was once pronounced useless on the scene.
The diminutive actor – he stood simply 4 toes, 11 inches (1.5 meters) tall – co-starred at the display as a newly unmarried homosexual guy operating as the top baker on the Louisville, Kentucky, cafe of the lead personality, Kat, performed through Mayim Bialik.
The display, in manufacturing for its 3rd season, is in large part in response to the British sitcom “Miranda.”
Jordan, a Tennessee local, was once best possible identified to U.S. tv audiences for his routine function at the NBC comedy “Will & Grace” as Beverly Leslie, the comically conniving foil of the Karen personality performed through Megan Mullally. The function earned him an Emmy for best possible visitor actor in a comedy sequence in 2006.
He turned into well-known to a more youthful technology of lovers with a sequence of funny video Instagram posts about day-to-day lifestyles in quarantine that went viral throughout the pandemic.
Widely known for his quick stature and Southern accessory, his tv credit additionally integrated visitor appearances on “Murphy Brown” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Famous person Trek: Voyager,” “Boston Public” and “American Horror Tale.”
“The sector is surely a miles darker position nowadays with out the affection and light-weight of Leslie Jordan,” his agent stated in a commentary. “Now not simplest was once he a mega ability and pleasure to paintings with, however he supplied an emotional sanctuary to the country at considered one of its maximum tough occasions. What he lacked in top he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comic, spouse and human being.”
—Reporting in Los Angeles through Steve Gorman; Modifying through Will Dunham and Invoice Berkrot