US singer and songwriter Dolly Parton arrives for the 57th Academy of Country Music awards at the Allegiant stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 7, 2022
US singer and songwriter Dolly Parton arrives for the 57th Academy of Country Music awards at the Allegiant stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 7, 2022 AFP / BRIDGET BENNETT


  • Leslie Jordan died following a car accident in Hollywood, California, Monday
  • His former "Will & Grace" co-star Sean Hayes said his "heart is broken" following Jordan's passing
  • Dolly Parton said she was "as hurt and shocked as if I have lost a family member"

Dolly Parton, Lynda Carter and more celebrities are grieving the loss of Leslie Jordan, who died Monday at the age of 67.

Jordan died following a car crash in Hollywood, California, after an apparent medical emergency, the actor's rep confirmed to People.

Jordan was behind the wheel of a BMW when he crashed into the side of a building at around 9:30 a.m. local time Monday. He was declared dead at the scene, unnamed law enforcement sources told The Los Angeles Times.

Jordan's fellow stars paid tribute to him on social media after news of his death broke.

Parton, who recorded a duet with Jordan for his 2021 album "Company's Comin'," wrote on Instagram: "Well I am as hurt and shocked as if I have lost a family member. Leslie and I had a special bond, I think the world felt they had a special bond with him. I know people always say, 'Oh, they will be missed,' but in this case that could not be more true. He will be missed by everyone who knew him personally and by everyone who was entertained by him. Rest in peace, lil' brother."

Carter remembered Jordan for the smiles he brought to thousands of people. "Leslie Jordan put a smile on the faces of so many, especially with his pandemic videos. What a feat to keep us all laughing and connected in such difficult times... It feels so cruel that this could happen to such a beautiful soul," the "Wonder Woman" star tweeted.

Several of Jordan's former co-stars expressed their sadness and heartbreak over his passing, including Sean Hayes, who worked with Jordan on "Will & Grace."

"My heart is broken. Leslie Jordan was one of the funniest people I ever had the pleasure of working with. Everyone who ever met him, loved him. There will never be anyone like him. A unique talent with an enormous, caring heart. You will be missed, my dear friend," he wrote on Twitter.

Eric McCormack also paid tribute to his late "Will & Grace" co-star Monday. "Lunch with my friend #LeslieJordan in London, 2014. RIP you sweet, hilarious man. We all adored you," he wrote alongside a photo of them sharing a meal together.

Dylan McDermott also remembered his "American Horror Story" co-star, writing, "We lost a great one today. @thelesliejordan was a wonderful friend to me. Leslie and I met on 'American Horror Story' and made each other laugh. We talked on the phone recently about doing another show together as twin brothers. He truly was my brother. Love you, Leslie. I will miss you dearly..."

Mayim Bialik, who co-starred with Jordan in "Call Me Kat," released a statement on behalf of the show's cast and crew.

"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," Bialik told People. "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 said they will be taking time to grieve and celebrate Jordan's many gifts to them and the entire world. She ended the message by saying they would "appreciate privacy at this time."

Country artist Tanya Tucker, who was featured on Jordan's song "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder," shared a heartfelt message following his death.

See more tributes for Jordan below.

Following Jordan's death Monday, his rep released a statement via the actor's official Instagram account announcing that a sneak peek of a project Jordan had been working on before his passing will soon be released.

"The love and light that Leslie shared will never go out, and we invite you to share your memories and comfort each other during this time. In the coming days we will be giving a glimpse of a project Leslie was really proud of and was looking forward to sharing with the world," his rep wrote.

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 18: In this image released on April 18, Leslie Jordan speaks onstage at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on April 18, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for ACM