Actor Leslie Jordan passed away on Monday, October 24, after suffering a medical emergency while driving. The 67-year-old actor crashed his BMW into a side of a building while he was driving through Hollywood and passed away.
He was loved by many fans and famous friends alike. A comedian, singer, and actor, the “Will & Grace” star had appeared on many Fox shows, including the Mayim Bialik sitcom “Call Me Kat.” To honor his memory, Thursday’s episode featured
WATCH Fox’s Tribute To Leslie Jordan From ‘Call Me Kat,’ ‘The Masked Singer’ & More
Fox posted a video tribute on YouTube to honor his memory and his appearances on many Fox shows, which included, Call Me Kat, The Cool Kids, Fantasy Island, Lego Masters, and The Masked Singer.
Many fans commented on the post to pay condolences to the late actor. “He was taken from us way too soon! He had at least 30 more years of fun to give us!” one fan commented.
“He touched a lot of hearts around the world! May he rest in perfect peace,” another follower wrote. “I am going to miss seeing him on TV & Social Media. He is somewhere making the angels laugh. Long live Leslie Jordan!”
“I loved his in Call me Kat when he was modeling the hairless cat and in one scene has a lot of the cats on him,” another fan shared. “Unsure if some of those cats are real or CGI but it was just a cute scene.”
‘Call Me Kat’ Pauses Production Following His Sudden Passing
On Monday night, Deadline reported that the popular sitcom had paused production only hours after he had passed away. Jordan had portrayed the character of Phil since season 1 and had completed work on nine episodes of the series before his sudden death.
“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,” a statement from the cast and crew read. “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.”
They called him “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. 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.”
Mayim Bialik Pays Tribute To Her Late Costar: ‘Rest Well, Sweet Buddy’
They broke the mold when they made Leslie Jordan. He was a dear mentor and a beloved friend. I will miss him so much – it’s unimaginable that he’s gone. Rest well, sweet buddy. pic.twitter.com/c9kN0vkxyM
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) October 24, 2022
Mayim Bialik also took to Twitter to share a few behind-the-scenes snaps. “The Big Bang Theory” alum tweeted, “They broke the mold when they made Leslie Jordan. He was a dear mentor and a beloved friend. I will miss him so much – it’s unimaginable that he’s gone. Rest well, sweet buddy.”
Fox and Warner Bros. Television also released statements following his tragic passing. A statement on behalf of Warner Bros. TV read, “Warner Bros. Television is devastated about the tragic and sudden loss of our dear friend Leslie Jordan. Leslie was an extraordinary person and talent. He brought joy to fans across the globe. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans at this time.”
A representative for Fox News Entertainment said, “We are shocked and devasted by today’s tragic passing of Leslie Jordan,” adding, “Leslie was far more than an Emmy Award-winning comedic talent with whom we’ve laughed alongside for all these years. He was the kindest person you could ever imagine who simply lit up a room and brought pure joy and huge smiles to millions of people around the world.”
The statement continued, “The truest of Southern Gentlemen, Leslie carried an infectious exuberance, indelible sense of humor and, throughout, gifted us with countless fond memories that will last forever. As we grieve this sad news, we also wish to extend our most profound sympathies to Leslie’s family, friends, and fans, whom he held so dear.”