King Leslie Jordan, RIP
The death of actor, LGBTQ+ icon and comedy legend Leslie Jordan, at the age of 67, shocked fans around the world when it was announced in October of last year.
Reports said Jordan had been driving in Hollywood on the morning of October 24 when he crashed into the side of a building at Cahuenga Blvd. and Romain St.
At the time, it was suspected that he had suffered some sort of medical emergency while at the wheel.
Leslie Jordan’s final Instagram post, shared just yesterday 💔#LeslieJordan #RIP pic.twitter.com/2mUJSrJPGb
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Now, three months on from his passing, his official cause of death has been confirmed.
Jordan suffered “sudden cardiac dysfunction and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease,” the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed Thursday (January 19) to Yahoo.
Jordan had been on his way to the to the set of sitcom Call Me Kat, when he suffered the attack, causing his vehicle to drive into the side of a building.
Actress Mayim Bialik, Call Me Kat‘s Kat, said of his passing:
“There aren’t words to convey the loss we are experiencing as a cast and as a Call Me Kat family,” Bialik said. “Leslie Jordan was larger than life. He was a Southern gentleman; tender, wise, naughty and hilarious.”
“We got to know and love him at the height of his happiness and joy and it is inconceivable to imagine a world without our Leslie: the man who would spit on his contact lenses before putting them in his eyes, the man who had a story about every man in Hollywood, and some of the women as well, the man who lived to make people laugh. We will be taking time to grieve and to celebrate the many gifts Leslie gave to us and to the entire world and we appreciate privacy at this time.”
Leslie was laid to rest the month after his passing. A private service was marked with a public Instagram post to his feed.
“We will never say goodbye,” the post read. “We will keep you alive in our memories and with your stories. Funeral and Memorial, 11/20/22 — Chattanooga, Tennessee.”
The Call Me Kat cast paid an emotional tribute to Jordan in an episode of the sitcom. Watch a clip below: