Comedian and actor Leslie Jordan, known for roles on “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” died at the age of 67 on Monday after he was involved in what appeared to be a car accident in Los Angeles. Following news of Jordan’s death, many, including former co-stars and fellow comedians, took to social media to mourn the loss.
Sean Hayes, who starred in “Will & Grace” alongside Jordan, wrote on Twitter, “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.”
Actress Octavia Spencer also tweeted a tribute to the deceased star, writing, “There’s a hole in my heart. I love and miss you, buddy.” The two were both in 2011’s “The Help,” for which Spencer won the Oscar for best supporting actress.
Spencer also included a video from Jordan’s TikTok, showing him in various film and television roles over the years.
Jordan became an internet sensation during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to his viral social media videos. His official TikTok account had over 2.3 million followers at the time of his death.
George Takei addressed the star directly in a moving tweet, writing, “Leslie, we are heartbroken at your loss and will miss your mirth and your inimitable spirit.”
Joel McHale posted a photo on on Instagram of himself with Jordan on the set of “The Masked Singer,” writing, “You will be so missed. You were so so funny, an original, and always game.”
Rosie O’Donnell called the late comedian her “funny friend,” adding that his loss was “just heartbreaking.”
Tim Kelly, the mayor of Jordan’s hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, paid tribute to the comedian on Twitter, calling him a “Chattanooga legend and national treasure who brought joy and hope to millions, leaving behind a lasting legacy of love and acceptance.”
“My heart goes out to his family, loved ones, and many dedicated fans,” Kelly added.
Octavia Spencer also tweeted a tribute to the late actress, stating, “My heart has a hole in it. I miss and adore you, friend.” Both appeared in “The Help” in 2011, for which Spencer won the Academy Award for best supporting actress.
In addition, Spencer included a video from Jordan’s TikTok, which featured him in numerous film and television roles throughout the years.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jordan became an internet sensation due to his viral social media recordings. At the time of his death, his official TikTok account had over 2.3 million followers.
In a poignant tweet, George Takei specifically addressed the celebrity, writing, “Leslie, we are heartbroken over your death and will miss your wit and distinctive personality.”
On Instagram, Joel McHale shared a photo of himself with Jordan on set “The Masked Singer,” he wrote, “You will be much missed. You were extremely humorous, unique, and always game.”
Rosie O’Donnell referred to the deceased comedian as her “funny friend” and referred to his passing as “simply heartbreaking.”
Tim Kelly, the mayor of Jordan’s city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, paid tribute to the comedian on Twitter, describing him as a “Chattanooga legend and national treasure who gave pleasure and hope to millions and left a legacy of love and inclusion.”
Kelly wrote, “My heart goes out to his family, loved ones, and many devoted admirers.”
Billy Eichner sent a brief and touching letter in which he referred to Jordan as a “angel” and lamented that he was “gone way too soon.”
The official “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Twitter account thanked Jordan for the “many laughs” by tweeting a photo of the comedian with the show’s presenter, RuPaul Charles. Jordan has appeared multiple times on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” most recently in March as a guest judge.
Cheri Oteri was another of the numerous celebs who praised Jordan, adding, “I had the pleasure of having dinner with him many years ago, and he was just as kind, kind, and amusing as he is on television.”
“The best storyteller with the largest heart and the most cheerful presence. Rest In Peace Leslie Jordan, “Oteri added.
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