American actor and comedian Leslie Jordan died aged 67, it has been confirmed.

The star is best known for his roles in Will and Grace and American Horror Story – died after being involved in a car accident in Hollywood on Monday.

This was confirmed by Los Angeles Police Officer Warren Moore HuffPost USA that “there was a motor vehicle incident today where the driver of the vehicle crashed into a wall,” although he declined to comment on whether Leslie was the driver.

A representative for Leslie also issued a statement saying, “The world is certainly a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan. Not only was he a mega-talent and a pleasure to work with, but he was an emotional refuge for the nation during one of its most trying times.

“Knowing that he left the world at the peak of both his professional and personal life is the only consolation that can be had today.”

Leslie won an Emmy for his role in Will & Grace.

The Tennessee native, famous for his Southern accent, won an Outstanding Guest Actor Emmy in 2005 for his portrayal of Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace.

He also entered the village The elder brother of the celebrity house as a contestant in 2014.

Most recently, he starred in the Mayim Bialik comedy Call Me Kat and starred in the sitcom The Cool Kids.

Leslie also earned an unexpected new following in 2021 when he spent time with his family in his hometown during the pandemic lockdown, posting daily videos of himself on Instagram.

Leslie entered the CBB house in 2014
Leslie entered the CBB house in 2014

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Following the news of his death, Leslie’s Will & Grace co-star Sean Hayes, who played Jack, said he was “heartbroken”, calling him a “unique talent with a huge heart”.

Eric McCormack, who played Will, said Leslie “gone 30 years too soon”, remembering him as “the funniest, flirtatious Southern gentleman I ever knew”.

Others also paid tribute to the actor and LGBTQ+ icon on social media: