What did leslie jordan die of?
Leslie Jordan, who was the star of Will & Grace and Call Me Kat, has died at 67. He was found dead in a car accident in October and it was thought that he had suffered from a medical emergency before crashing his vehicle.
He was reportedly sober for two decades before his death and toxicology tests showed that no drugs or alcohol were present in his system at the time of his death.
The comedian, who was known for his work on TV shows such as Will & Grace and Call Me Kat, died of sudden cardiac dysfunction. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed the cause of death to Yahoo Entertainment on Thursday. It was revealed that Jordan suffered from “sudden cardiac dysfunction and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease” as a “secondary factor.”
A funeral service for the beloved actor was held in his home city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, on January 23. The ceremony featured a performance by his fellow country artists, including Jason Isbell and Osborne, as well as songwriter Joy Oladokun and country singer Sara Evans.
Fans of Jordan took to Twitter and Instagram after his death to share their favorite memories of the iconic comedian. Some shared photos of the actor as a child and others reminisced about his life as a gay celebrity.
While many people remember him for his role as Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace, Jordan also starred in several movies and plays. His play Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel, which he wrote and starred in, was turned into a film. His one-man shows like Like a Dog on Linoleum and My Trip Down the Pink Carpet were also popular.
As a comedian, Jordan’s style was to spin stories about himself and the world around him from different angles. He spoke with charm and grace about his life, making audiences laugh.
During his career, Jordan was open about his struggles with substance abuse and his efforts to get sober. He struggled with addiction at an early age, but made it his mission to overcome his issues and get clean. He was sober for two decades before his death and had been a supporter of the LGBTQ community, even serving as president of the National Coalition for Equality in 2010.
After his passing, many celebrities paid tribute to the beloved comic, with Jason Isbell, Osborne, Jim Parsons, Margaret Cho and more sharing sweet memories on their social media accounts. In a statement, Parsons said that Jordan had “been a mentor to me throughout my career,” adding that the actor was a “respected and beloved member of our community.”
The funeral services for the talented comedian were attended by family, friends and colleagues, including fellow actors Jessica Bialik and David Shaul. The services were held at the Church of Christ in Chattanooga on Saturday, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
In his obituary, a representative for the actor described him as an “influential artist, writer and comedian” who “lived, worked and loved in Los Angeles.” He was also a beloved friend and confidant.