Hollywood actor, Leslie Jordan dies at 67, after suffering a medical emergency

American actor, Leslie Jordan dies at 67, after suffering a medical emergency

Emmy-winning Hollywood actor, Leslie Jordan, has died at the age of 67.

According to reports from TMZ, the beloved who is also a writer, and singer died on Monday after suffering a medical emergency and crashing his car into the side of a building.

Jordan was known for roles on series6y television series, including Hearts Afire, Will & Grace, and American Horror Story, as well as in the stage production and subsequent big-screen adaptation, Sordid Lives.

In 2021, Jordan released his debut album, Company’s Comin’, which saw him team up with the likes of Dolly Parton, Eddie Vedder, Brandi Carlile, and more to sing a set of gospel hymns.

PEOPLE revealed that Jordan opened up about his long struggle with alcoholism before entering recovery more than 20 years ago.

In an interview, Jordan recalled having his first drink at age 14 while at a friend’s house, explaining that alcohol was a rarity within his family.

“We were Baptist. There was no alcohol in our family. We were teetotalers,” he said in January 2021. “I remember that, all of a sudden, I wasn’t that awkward kid who didn’t know what to do with his arms, who was afraid the ax was going to fall at any time. It hit me: I was adorable, I was precious. And I stayed precious and adorable for the next 33 years.”

Despite his successful career, Jordan struggled with substance abuse.

He said alcohol gave him confidence and self-acceptance through his 30s.

“I felt it was a lot easier to be gay when I was loaded. My problem was I was a bar drinker. I started getting DUIs. My gosh. And that one year [1997] I got three in a row. They sentenced me to 120 days.”

“I was there 14 days, and that was it,” the actor said. “The judge told me, he said, ‘If you so much as misbehave at all, I’ll put you back in jail, Mister Jordan.'”

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