We say goodbye to TV star and country gospel artist Leslie Jordan


The call me kat and will and grace star died Monday at age 67.

The C&I team would like to extend their condolences to the family, friends and fans of television star, social media phenomenon and country gospel artist Leslie Jordan, who died Monday morning in Los Angeles at age 67 years old. According to initial reports, the Tennessee native was involved in a car accident after suffering a medical emergency while behind the wheel.

For nearly four decades, Jordan was a familiar face in prime time, especially as a scene-stealing co-star on such shows. flaming hearts, will and grace (for which he won an Emmy Award), american horror story, The nice kids and, more recently. call me kat. During the COVID-19 lockdown, he expanded his fan base with a series of fun and uplifting Instagram comments he recorded in his Southern folk sled inside his Chattanooga apartment.

As the Los Angeles Times reported, “Posting twice a day for 80 days, Jordan joked about everyday life in quarantine, gave colorful reactions to the latest music, like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s single, ‘WAP,’ creating dance montages to pop music from his garden to his living room and, on walks, and giving humorous memories of his acting career.

“A friend of mine called me from California and said, ‘You have gone viral.‘ And I said, ‘No, honey, I’m fine. I don’t have COVID’,” Jordan joked in one of the videos. “I don’t know how I did it because now I’m scrambling for content…Every day I’m like, ‘Oh my God! I need to post. What do I find?’

In 2021, Jordan published The company is cominga well-received album of country gospel songs featuring his duets with such luminaries as Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile, Eddie Vedder, Tanya Tucker, Chris and Morgane Stapleton and TJ Osborne.

“I wanted there to be a sound of everyone sitting in the living room and saying, ‘Oh, you remember that old hymn,’ like my family did,” Jordan said in Nashville.s Tennessean journal. “My dad would pull out an old baritone ukulele, and my uncle would pull out his banjo, and when we were kids, we would sit there and sing. It was wonderful to be able to revisit all those songs that I loved growing up.

Jordan rose to the challenge, The Tennessean added, “because he found himself sharing tracks with some of the most powerful voices in country music. Jordan laughs as he remembers that a major media outlet recently called his voice “capable.” Still, he proudly belts alongside Carlile on “Angel Band” and leads a call and response with Osborne on “Sweet By and By.” You also hear him quickly become friends with fellow East Tennessee native Parton as they harmonize on “Where The Soul Never Dies.”

Following the release of the album, Jordan made his Grand Ole Opry debut in May 2021 and was invited to be a presenter at 56e ACM annual awards.

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