Leslie Jordan’s death has rocked the entertainment industry to its core.
He died unexpectedly on Monday, October 24th, while driving his BMW. It’s reported he suffered a medical emergency which caused him to lose control of his car and crash into the side of a building in Hollywood.
According to new reports, Leslie was headed to the set of “Call Me Kat” to film before his tragic death.
Leslie Jordan Was Going To Work When He Died Unexpectedly
The cast and crew of the sitcom became extremely worried when Leslie didn’t show up for more than an hour after his call time.
Production went into panic and according to sources, there was a scramble to find Leslie.
Sadly, the cast and crew discovered that he had been involved in a car accident. Production on “Call Me Kat” has been put on hold since Leslie’s passing.
“Call Me Kat” Cast & Crew Were Worried Sick About Leslie
The Blast exclusively reported on the actor’s autopsy being DEFERRED by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.
The Los Angeles County Coroner released further details surrounding the actor’s death on Tuesday, October 25th, 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.
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.
Leslie Complained About Shortness Of Breath Before Death
It’s been reported Leslie might have suffered a heart attack prior to his car crash earlier this week. This is still to be determined by the LA County Coroner’s department.
Many of Leslie’s co-stars and fans have shared social media tributes.
His “Call Me Kat” co-star, Mayim Bialik, shared a lengthy message to Instagram.
Leslie’s Co-Stars Are Heartbroken, Shocked & Sad
“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,” Bialik’s tribute read. “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.”
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She accompanied the post with a photo of her and Leslie on a golf cart, a professional shot from set and a throwback photo of Lesliea as a young man.
His entire “Will & Grace” family also shared personal stories, memories and posts about Leslie.
Demi Lovato also paid tribute to “My sweet Leslie.”