Leslie Jordan, Comic and ‘Will & Grace’ Actor, Dies at 67

The “Call Me Kat” regular died Monday morning after an apparent medical event as he was driving in Hollywood

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Leslie Jordan (Getty Images)

Leslie Jordan, a veteran actor and comedian whose credits include “Will & Grace” and “Call Me Kat,” died Monday morning after driving his car into a building. TMZ reported that he appeared to have suffered a medical emergency before the crash. He was 67.

Jordan memorably played Karen (Megan Mullally)’s rival Beverley Leslie on “Will & Grace,” a role that won him an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006, and Phil on the Mayim Bialik sitcom “Call Me Kat.” He also played flamboyant actor Ashley Gilbert on “American Horror Story: Roanoke.”

The 4-foot-11 actor’s films include “The Help” and “Ski Patrol.”

During the pandemic, he became a social media star with his humorous videos on Instagram. In his last video, which was posted on Sunday, he sang a hymn with singer/songwriter Danny Myrick. Among the stars who commented on his post were Sharon Stone and Angie Harmon.

A spokesperson for the LAPD confirmed the accident to TheWrap, but did not release additional details.