Leslie Jordan had been ill for several weeks prior to his death, and now investigators say they need more information to confirm his official cause of death.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner just released further details surrounding the actor’s death, claiming the official ruling has been “deferred” and an additional investigation is needed.
The fact his cause of death was “deferred” is significant because if his death was due to injuries sustained in a straight car accident — it would not be deferred. The case would be closed, following his autopsy.
Leslie Jordan’s Cause Of Death Status DEFERRED
As we reported, the late actor complained about shortness of breath in the days prior to his crash and had plans to see his doctor next week.
According to reports, Leslie had scheduled an appointment with his cardiologist before his unexpected death.
Sources close to the “Will & Grace” actor told the media that he was feeling unwell for three weeks and was scheduled to see his doctor within the next week to see if he was suffering from any underlying conditions. It’s been reported Leslie might have suffered a medical emergency prior to crashing his BMW into the side of a building in Los Angeles on Monday morning.
Early indications reveal he might have suffered a heart attack just prior to crashing his vehicle. Also, investigators will run a toxicology report on the actor’s bloodstream to see if anything was in his system which might be responsible. Plus, the blood tests will show any other issues that might be the cause.
‘Will & Grace’ Star Had Plans To See His Cardiologist
The Blast recently reported the “American Horror Story” actor was pronounced dead on the scene at 9:38 a.m. His car crashed on Cahuenga Boulevard south of Romaine Street in LA. His body is with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office and his cause of death is still under investigation
Since his death, many celebrities and organizations have mourned the loss of such a special human being.
Demi Lovato penned a loving social media tribute to Leslie.
“My sweet Leslie.. Your smile and personality lit up the room when I met you. I’m so glad we remained friends after meeting not long ago.. we had more plans but our time was cut short,” she wrote alongside a black-and-white photo of Leslie. “You will be so dearly missed by so many. I am so honored to call you a friend. I love you, sweet angel.”
Demi Lovato & Debra Messing Share Loving Tributes To Leslie Jordan
His “Will & Grace” co-star Debra Messing also shared a loving tribute.
“How can this be? Oh dear dear, Leslie, the whole world has dimmed. The joy & delight you have brought into my life has been a beautiful gift. I wish I had the words…. Fly with the angels, friend. And sing, sing, sing ❤️,” Messing wrote.
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GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization released the following statement about Leslie.
“Leslie Jordan was a multi-talented entertainer who charmed audiences for decades with heartfelt characters on-screen and passionate LGBTQ advocacy off-screen. Jordan also became one of today’s most unexpected social media stars, and we will deeply miss the many laughs and messages of positivity he shared with his millions of followers,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO, GLAAD. “He was a loyal friend to so many LGBTQ organizations including GLAAD, most recently hosting our San Francisco Gala in 2018 and was a true class act when it came to sharing his platform and celebrity to help raise awareness and funds for our work to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ community. As someone who was very proud of their Tennessee roots, he made it a priority to help increase visibility for LGBTQ for people in the South by participating in The Concert for Love & Acceptance and serving as Grand Marshal at the Nashville AIDS Walk last year,” they wrote.
Now, investigators will update the public as soon as the tests are completed.