Leslie Jordan may be gone, but he will NOT let anyone forget him.
The TV star continues to make appearances on a number of shows even after his untimely passing.
Leslie Jordan Continues His TV Career After Death
He is now making his presence known on MTV’s reboot of “Cribs.”
The late 67-year-old allowed cameras into the Los Angeles home and showed off some hilarious and sentimental pieces.
The episode has yet to air, but Entertainment Tonight recently shared a clip from his episode.
The clip begins with Leslie showcasing a room in his home with monogrammed pillows.
“In the south, everything’s monogrammed,” he explains. “Honey, my underpants are monogrammed.”
Leslie Had Monogrammed Underwear
Leslie also showed off photos of him as a young man at the horse races. It was during this moment he revealed his first-ever dream job before becoming an actor.
“A lot of people don’t know this, but when I was 19-years-old I decided I wanted to be a jockey with thoroughbred race horses,” he shares in the clip. “… I grew a mustache. I wasn’t really completely out. I didn’t want everyone around the racetrack to know that I was gay.”
Leslie passed away in October after suffering a medical emergency behind the wheel of his BMW. His cause of death still has yet to be determined, but many believe he suffered a heart attack.
Leslie Wanted To Be A Horse Jockey
He lost control of his vehicle and smashed into the side of a building in Hollywood, California. Leslie was on his way to the set of “Call Me Kat” at the time of the crash.
Following his death, 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.”
A plethora of his co-stars shared heart-felt and heartbreaking tributes.
His ‘W&G’ co-star, Megan Mullally who played his arch-nemesis Karen Walker on the sitcom penned a heartfelt tribute to her late friend.
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“My heart is breaking. i really can’t believe it. Leslie Jordan was, hands down, one of the greats. people use that expression a lot, and i’m not sure it’s always applicable. there aren’t that many people who are truly great at anything. but leslie was flawlessly funny, a virtuoso of comedy. his timing, his delivery, all apparently effortless. you can’t get any better than that.
and what a friendly, fun-loving, dear person. i was just with him last month,” she wrote.
“The prestigious national book festival was showcasing leslie and his best-selling book in washington d.c., and he’d asked me to come interview him for his event. i’d done my prep, but it was all completely unnecessary, of course, as i just had to barely unleash him and he went off on a series of absolutely hilarious stories that had the very large audience in hysterics for a solid hour. off-stage, he was so relaxed and happy, there with his best friend mike,” Mullally’s tribute continued. “He truly seemed so happy. how brilliant it was that millions of people were able to discover the real leslie and his love of life and unparalleled story-telling abilities on instagram. he had so much to share, and it meant so much to him that finally he’d found a vehicle through which to share it. he was absolutely unique. one of a kind. thank you to all of his fans! he really loved you all and was so genuinely appreciative of you.”
Mullally expressed her deep gratitude for the time they got to spend together and for the memories they made while working on “Will & Grace.”