'Rest in peace lil' brother': Dolly Parton joins celebs in paying tribute to Leslie Jordan

'Rest in peace lil' brother': Dolly Parton joins celebs in paying tribute to Leslie Jordan
Co-stars like Sean Hayes among other celebrities paid tributes to actor-comedian Leslie Jordan after he died on Monday, October 24 (Amy Sussman/Getty Images, Twitter/@SeanHayes)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Leslie Jordan died after suffering a medical emergency and crashing his BMW into the side of a Hollywood building on Monday, October 24. The 4'11 actor-comedian was 67. The late actor rose to fame for his roles in 'Hearts Afire', and 'Murphy Brown', and became a lockdown icon with his Instagram family growing to 6 million. Many of his co-stars paid their tributes and remembered the actor. Among all the celebrities was 'Will & Grace' actor Sean Hayes who said, "his heart was broken." 

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The incident occurred at around 9.30 am as LAPD told Daily Mail that they received reports that a car crashed into a wall located at Romaine Street and Cahuenga Blvd. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the 67-year-old actor was known for his work on 'Will & Grace', 'Call Me Kat', and 'American Horror Story'. Jordan's manager told the New York Post, "The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan. Not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one of it’s most difficult times. 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."

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TMZ previously reported that heavy damage was done to the front passenger's side, with the wheel almost taken off and a tow truck later removed Jordan's car from the scene. The actor-comedian even won an outstanding guest actor Emmy in 2006 for his role as Beverly Leslie in NBC's show 'Will & Grace' in which he had a recurring role. Jordan's rep posted on his Instagram account, "The love and light that Leslie shared will never go out and we invite you to share your memories and comfort each other during this time. In the coming days we will be giving a glimpse of a project Leslie was really proud of and was looking forward to sharing with the world."

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Hollywood pays tribute to Leslie Jordan

'Will & Grace' actor Sean Hayes remembered Jordan and wrote, "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. There will never be anyone like him. A unique talent with an enormous, caring heart. You will be missed, my dear friend." Eric McCormack tweeted "Crushed to learn about the loss of @thelesliejordan, the funniest & flirtiest southern gent I’ve ever known. The joy and laughter he brought to every one of his #WillandGrace episodes was palpable. Gone about thirty years too soon. You were loved, sweet man."

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Dolly Parton, posted on her Instagram, "Well I am as hurt and shocked as if I have lost a family member. Leslie and I had a special bond, I think the world felt they had a special bond with him. I know people always say "Oh, they will be missed" but in this case that could not be more true. He will be missed by everyone who knew him personally and by everyone who was entertained by him. Rest in peace lil' brother." Megan Mullally. took to her Instagram and wrote, "My heart is breaking. i really can’t believe it. leslie jordan was, hands down, one of the greats. people use that expression a lot, and i’m not sure it’s always applicable. there aren’t that many people who are truly great at anything. but leslie was flawlessly funny, a virtuoso of comedy. his timing, his delivery, all apparently effortless. you can’t get any better than that."

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George Takei posted, "I am stunned at the death of Leslie Jordan, who delighted us with his many roles on television and film. Leslie, we are heartbroken at your loss and will miss your mirth and your inimitable spirit." RuPaul's Drag Race remembered the gay icon and posted, "Rest in peace, Leslie Jordan. Thank you for the countless laughs and for sharing your spirit with us all."

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