Dolly Parton leads tributes to late actor Leslie Jordan: 'Hurt and shocked as if I have lost a family member'

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Tributes have been pouring for Leslie Jordan after he died at the age of 67 following a car accident in Hollywood, California, on Monday morning.

Leading the tributes was 76-year-old country music legend Dolly Parton, who compared the tragedy to losing a family member.

Taking to Instagram, Parton mourned the loss, writing: "Well I am as hurt and shocked as if I have lost a family member. Leslie and I had a special bond, I think the world felt they had a special bond with him.

"I know people always say, 'Oh, they will be missed' but in this case that could not be more true. He will be missed by everyone who knew him personally and by everyone who was entertained by him. Rest in peace lil' brother."

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Cardi B took to Twitter to simply write "😢😢😢I love him," in response to the tragic news.

Jordan's Call Me Kat costar Mayim Bialik shared the following statement with People on behalf of the sitcom's cast and crew: "There aren't words to convey the loss we are experiencing as a cast and a Call Me Kat family.

"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."

The Real's Loni Love penned a touching Instagram tribute to the Will and Grace star, writing: "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."

Lance Bass also shared some sweet words about the funnyman on social media: "Legend is not a large enough word to describe Leslie Jordan. No one made me laugh harder. This one is heartbreaking. Rest well my friend."

Michelle Pfeiffer also remembered the late actor, writing: "Just heard the devastating news of the beloved Leslie Jordan's passing. Leslie was such a light for so many. Generously gifting the world with his love and humor, especially during this lockdown; one of our bleakest and loneliest times."

"He lived everyday to bring joy to every one he came in contact with," she continued. "Such a talent. Such an extraordinary human being. Such a loss. Rest well my friend."

Sean Hayes, one of Jordan's Will and Grace co-stars, honored him on Instagram, writing: "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. Leslie, you will be missed, my dear friend. 😔❤️"

Fellow Will and Grace star Eric McCormack captioned a photo with Leslie: "Lunch with my friend #LeslieJordan in London, 2014. RIP you sweet, hilarious man. We all adored you. 💔 #WillandGrace @seanhayes @therealdebramessing @maxmutchnick," he wrote alongside a photo of them sharing a meal together."

Dylan McDermott mourned the passing of his American Horror Story co-star, writing, "We lost a great one today. @thelesliejordan was a wonderful friend to me. Leslie and I met on American Horror Story and made each other laugh. We talked on the phone recently about doing another show together as twin brothers. He truly was my brother. Love you Leslie. I will miss you dearly…"

Meghan McCain shared her condolences on Twitter: "There are not enough wonderful things to possibly say about Leslie Jordan in just a tweet. I am so saddened by this -his social media particularly during Covid brought millions of people such joy as did his legacy career in entertainment. He was also just a kind, sweet lovely man."

Katie Couric's tribute reads: "I'm heartbroken. I loved Leslie. He was such a doll...so fun and sweet and comforting. He will be so missed."

Jordan's agent, David Shaul, confirmed that the actor had died in a statement to Rolling Stone: "Not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one of its most difficult times.

"What he lacked in height, he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner, and human being. Knowing that he has left the world at the height of both his professional and personal life is the only solace one can have today."

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Jordan was behind the wheel of a BMW when he crashed into the side of a building in Hollywood at around 9:30AM. Jordan was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Dolly Parton leads tributes to late actor Leslie Jordan: 'Hurt and shocked as if I have lost a family member'

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Tributes have been pouring for Leslie Jordan after he died at the age of 67 following a car accident in Hollywood, California, on Monday morning.

Leading the tributes was 76-year-old country music legend Dolly Parton, who compared the tragedy to losing a family member.

Taking to Instagram, Parton mourned the loss, writing: "Well I am as hurt and shocked as if I have lost a family member. Leslie and I had a special bond, I think the world felt they had a special bond with him.

"I know people always say, 'Oh, they will be missed' but in this case that could not be more true. He will be missed by everyone who knew him personally and by everyone who was entertained by him. Rest in peace lil' brother."

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Credit: Instagram

Cardi B took to Twitter to simply write "😢😢😢I love him," in response to the tragic news.

Jordan's Call Me Kat costar Mayim Bialik shared the following statement with People on behalf of the sitcom's cast and crew: "There aren't words to convey the loss we are experiencing as a cast and a Call Me Kat family.

"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."

The Real's Loni Love penned a touching Instagram tribute to the Will and Grace star, writing: "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."

Lance Bass also shared some sweet words about the funnyman on social media: "Legend is not a large enough word to describe Leslie Jordan. No one made me laugh harder. This one is heartbreaking. Rest well my friend."

Michelle Pfeiffer also remembered the late actor, writing: "Just heard the devastating news of the beloved Leslie Jordan's passing. Leslie was such a light for so many. Generously gifting the world with his love and humor, especially during this lockdown; one of our bleakest and loneliest times."

"He lived everyday to bring joy to every one he came in contact with," she continued. "Such a talent. Such an extraordinary human being. Such a loss. Rest well my friend."

Sean Hayes, one of Jordan's Will and Grace co-stars, honored him on Instagram, writing: "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. Leslie, you will be missed, my dear friend. 😔❤️"

Fellow Will and Grace star Eric McCormack captioned a photo with Leslie: "Lunch with my friend #LeslieJordan in London, 2014. RIP you sweet, hilarious man. We all adored you. 💔 #WillandGrace @seanhayes @therealdebramessing @maxmutchnick," he wrote alongside a photo of them sharing a meal together."

Dylan McDermott mourned the passing of his American Horror Story co-star, writing, "We lost a great one today. @thelesliejordan was a wonderful friend to me. Leslie and I met on American Horror Story and made each other laugh. We talked on the phone recently about doing another show together as twin brothers. He truly was my brother. Love you Leslie. I will miss you dearly…"

Meghan McCain shared her condolences on Twitter: "There are not enough wonderful things to possibly say about Leslie Jordan in just a tweet. I am so saddened by this -his social media particularly during Covid brought millions of people such joy as did his legacy career in entertainment. He was also just a kind, sweet lovely man."

Katie Couric's tribute reads: "I'm heartbroken. I loved Leslie. He was such a doll...so fun and sweet and comforting. He will be so missed."

Jordan's agent, David Shaul, confirmed that the actor had died in a statement to Rolling Stone: "Not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one of its most difficult times.

"What he lacked in height, he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner, and human being. Knowing that he has left the world at the height of both his professional and personal life is the only solace one can have today."

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Jordan was behind the wheel of a BMW when he crashed into the side of a building in Hollywood at around 9:30AM. Jordan was pronounced dead at the scene.

Featured image credit: UPI / Alamy