Comedian and actor Leslie Jordan, known for roles on "Will & Grace" and "American Horror Story,"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."
Fellow "Will & Grace" star Megan Mullally called Jordan "hands down, one of the greats."
"[L]eslie was flawlessly funny, a virtuoso of comedy. his timing, his delivery, all apparently effortless. you can't get any better than that. and what a friendly, fun-loving, dear person," she wrote in a tribute on Instagram.
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.
Billy Eichner posted a short and sweet message, calling Jordan an "angel" and saying he was "gone much too soon."
The official Twitter account for "RuPaul's Drag Race" thanked Jordan for the "countless laughs," sharing a photo of the comedian with the show's host, RuPaul Charles. Jordan appeared on "RuPaul's Drag Race" numerous times, most recently as a guest judge in March.
Cheri Oteri was another one the countless celebrities who paid tribute to Jordan, writing, "I had the pleasure of having dinner with this man many years ago and he was just as sweet, warm and funny as he is whenever he's on screen."
"The best story teller and biggest heart with such a joyful presence. Rest In Peace Leslie Jordan," Oteri added.
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