Honoring the Legacy of Leslie Jordan

Will and Grace Star, Leslie Jordan Sadly Passes Away at the Age of 67

Linnea Sundquist, Entertainment Section Editor

Beloved actor and comedian, Leslie Jordan sadly passed away on October 24 due to a medical emergency he had when he was driving his vehicle. Jordan was a very talented and hilarious actor and the news of his passing shocked many around the world. He brought so much laughter throughout Hollywood, especially his rise to social media during the pandemic. 

Jordan is most known for his work in Will and Grace and American Horror Story as well as some other notable roles in movies such as The Help and The United States vs Billie Holiday. His career officially began in 1982, when he got his theater degree and started starring in small commercials. In 1986, he began his career by playing Malone in the series The Fall Guy and his rise to fame started to get him recognized by major film industries. 

In 2001, he starred in Will and Grace in his iconic role Beverley and even won an Emmy for his performance for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006. Not only did he win an Emmy, but he also received the GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ Timeless Star award. This award is given to an actor or actress whose career is marked by their character’s wit and wisdom which definitely fits Jordan’s acting style. In 2021, Jordan wrote his first memoir titled, How Y’all Doing? Misadventure and Mischief from a Life Well Lived. He even wrote a gospel album the same year titled Company’s Comin’ featuring Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile, and Chris Stapleton. 


Jordan truly was one of those actors who could make you smile at any point in the day. He brought life and laughter on and off the screen. Fans mourn the loss of such a great star and hope the best for his family and friends while they are in this time of grief.