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Celebrities Pay Tribute To Leslie Jordan

After the sudden and tragic death of beloved character actor Leslie Jordan, celebs have taken to social media to pay tribute to an absolute icon who spread joy, laughter, and positivity.

Everyone from former costars to celebrity admirers are remembering what a light the 67-year-old Will and Grace star was and what an impact he made not just in the industry, but in the lives of seemingly everyone he came into contact with.

You will be greatly missed, legend.


Sean Hayes

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. ????❤️

Sean Hayes / NBC / Via Twitter: @SeanHayes


Eric McCormack

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. ????

Twitter: @EricMcCormack


Viola Davis

Oh no!!! Leslie!! I have nothing but the fondest memories of you while filming The Help. I’d never been in the presence of anyone who loved life and people as much as you. Your heart was as big as your humor. You lived. You took up space. You were present. Rest well! ????????????❤️❤️❤

Viola Davis / Vivien Killilea / Getty Images for GLAAD / Via Twitter: @violadavis


George Takei

I am stunned at the death of Leslie Jordan, who delighted us with his many roles on television and film. The cause of death was a car crash after he suffered a medical emergency. Leslie, we are heartbroken at your loss and will miss your mirth and your inimitable spirit.

Twitter: @GeorgeTakei


Hannah Waddingham

This news is just horrendous. Leslie Jordan. You sunshine through our days. None more so than your selfless warmth and humour through world lockdown. So blessed I got to tell you in person what you’d meant to me. I’m so,so saddened by this news. ????

Hannah Waddingham /Handout / Getty Images / Via Twitter: @hanwaddingham


Margaret Cho

I’m devastated. I loved Leslie and he was truly a force of nature and a beautiful light. He starred in my music videos & we were planning to work together on many projects. But beyond work, he was someone I absolutely loved and admired. The loss is beyond my comprehension.

Margaret Cho / Via Twitter: @margaretcho


Bobby Berk

My heart is broken ???? Leslie was was bigger than life and lit up any room you were lucky enough for him to be in.
Rest is Power my friend.

Bobby Berk / Via Twitter: @bobbyberk


Paul Feig

Just devastated at this news. I worked with Leslie as an actor back in the 80s when he and I were in Ski Patrol together and he was just the best. A true sweetheart and such a funny person. The world is a much sadder place without him in it. RIP Leslie.

Paul Feig / STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images / Via Twitter: @paulfeig


Octavia Spencer

I can’t express my sadness for his only surviving sister and his dear love M. There’s a hole in my heart. I love and miss you, buddy @thelesliejordan ????

Octavia Spencer / Leslie Jordan / Via Twitter: @octaviaspencer


Mark Hamill

From the first time I saw him on an episode of Murphy Brown in 1989, he was hysterically hilarious. So grateful for the 33+ years of laughter from this deeply gifted man. Thank you Leslie Jordan. ????
#RIP ????

Mark Hamill / FOX Image Collection via Getty Images / Via Twitter: @MarkHamill


Lynda Carter

Leslie Jordan put a smile on the faces of so many, especially with his pandemic videos. What a feat to keep us all laughing and connected in such difficult times… It feels so cruel that this could happen to such a beautiful soul.

Lynda Carter / Handout / Getty Images / Via Twitter: @RealLyndaCarter


Loni Love

The last time I worked with Leslie Jordan… we guest co hosted The Talk.. Leslie was so much fun to be around, always had a funny story and he inspired me to keep going in an industry that could be ageist … I will miss you my friend.. Mama is waiting on you.

Loni Love / CBS / Via Twitter: @LoniLove


Kristen Johnston

You had no choice but to adore Leslie Jordan, he left you no other options.
He was magical.
I can’t believe he’s gone.

Kristen Johnston / Handout / Getty Images / Via Twitter: @thekjohnston


Adina Porter

This is terrible news. #RIP Leslie Jordan. I’m at a loss for words. What a lovely man and terrific actor. He will be greatly missed.

Adina Porter / Via Twitter: @AdinaPorter


Dustin Lance Black

My heart is breaking. Just learned that my brilliant old friend, LESLIE JORDAN, is no longer with us. Rest in peace my sweet southern sister. Your boundless joy will be deeply missed. ????

Dustin Lance Black / Via Twitter: @DLanceBlack


Katie Couric

I’m heartbroken. I loved Leslie. He was such a doll…so fun and sweet and comforting. He will be so missed.????

Leslie Jordan, ‘Will & Grace’ and ‘American Horror Story’ Star, Dies at 67 in Car Accident via @variety

Katie Couric /  STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images / Via Twitter: @katiecouric

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