Leslie Jordan cause of death revealed: ‘Will and Grace’ star, 67, was sober for 20 years before car crash

Leslie Jordan cause of death revealed: ‘Will and Grace’ star, 67, was sober for 20 years before car crash
Leslie Jordan died at 67 due to a car crash in Hollywood, California (Handout/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Beloved actor Leslie Jordan's cause of death has been finally revealed. Jordan was reported to have died in a car crash at age 67 on October 24, but it is now revealed he had a "sudden cardiac dysfunction," leading to the tragic incident when he crashed into a building in Hollywood, California, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. The 'Call Me Kat' actor was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

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The LACCO determined Jordan's death in his car was from natural causes and listed arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease as a secondary factor. There was no evidence of drugs or alcohol intoxication in Jordan's system as the actor had been sober for more than two decades at the time of death, revealed People.

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Jordan who was best known for his characters on 'Will & Grace', 'American Horror Story' and 'Call Me Kat', showed the world a different persona of the actor months before his death. He rose to fame on social media during the pandemic after he began posting Instagram videos showing the actor's quirky yet heartwarming, hilarious, and relatable side. The 67-year-old also opened up about his life as a southern gay man, stories about his family, and experiences about his life's journey. 

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Jordan's fans were quick to fall in love with his sweet demeanor and hilarious personality. Talking about his presence on the social media platform, Jordan said it was the first time he felt truly seen for who he was, not just the character he was known for on the screen. "People knew me from my characters, but I'm amazed that people discovered me as me. They loved me," he said. "And they came back," reported the source. 

In the months leading up to his death, the actor surprised his two longtime friends with a major house renovation. In one of his final TV appearances set to air on HGTV, flanked by star renovators Drew and Jonathan Scott, the beloved actor knocked on the door of Rosemary Alexander, 81, and Newell Alexander, 87, and told them they would be receiving a major upgrade to their home. Jordan credited his two friends of nearly 40 years for helping him get a break into Hollywood and also helping him with getting sober.

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