The country music community is mourning the loss of charismatic actor, singer, performer and pop culture figure Leslie Jordan, who died Monday (Oct. 24) at the age of 67.
According to TMZ, the larger-than-life talent was killed after a suspected medical emergency derailed his career and crashed into a building in Hollywood, Calif. early Monday morning.
News of Jordan’s death quickly spread throughout the entertainment industry, prompting many celebrities, musicians and friends to pay their own tributes on social media. Jason Isbell, Margo Price and Ty Herndon were among the first artists to share messages of grief and sadness over Jordan’s unexpected death.
Although Leslie Jordan rose to fame as an actor in the mid-90s, in recent years he has forged strong bonds with many country artists. His 2021 country gospel album Coming to the company Collaborations include a variety of major acts including Dolly Parton, Chris and Morgan Stapleton, Brandi Carlyle, Ashley McBride, Tanya Tucker and TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne.
Jordan, an openly gay man and avid LGBTQ+ advocate, was known for his cheerful, positive attitude and cutting sense of humor, which shone through in his recordings and live performances.
Take a look back at some of the sweetest snapshots and most memorable moments of Leslie Jordan’s one-of-a-kind career.
Photo: Remembering Leslie Jordan’s Greatest Country Music Moments
A look back at special moments and incredible collaborations in the life and career of beloved comedian, actor and personality Leslie Jordan, who died on October 24, 2022 at age 67.