Leslie Jordan attends the Fox Winter TCA at The Fig House on February 6, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Comedian, actor and true gay icon Leslie Jordan has died tragically at the age of 67, according to reports.

The star gained the most fame thanks to his appearance in Will and GraceAmerican Horror Story and more.

He was driving through Hollywood when he had a medical emergency and crashed his BMW into the side of a building, the local police said TMZ.

In accordance with La Times, the actor was pronounced dead at the scene.

Leslie’s career spanned decades, hitting the small screen in 1986 Autumn guy. He would go on to play small roles in a number of iconic shows including Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Star Trek: Voyager, Dharma and Greg and Ellen.

But it was a breakthrough Will and Grace which endeared Leslie Jordan to legions of fans, in which he played Beverly Leslie, a small socialite and bitter enemy of Karen Walker Megan Mullally. In 2006, he won an Emmy for his iconic performance.

Leslie Jordan died at the age of 67. (Getty)

Born in 1955 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Leslie grew up in a strictly religious family and turned to comedy to help him cope with childhood bullies and the difficulties of coming out as gay.

“If I’m being very dramatic,” he told Shania Twain on her Apple Music Hits show in 2021“I’m like, ‘Well, I grew up in the church, but I left,’ because this whole gay story came up.

“I firmly believe that God made me this way. I’m not a mistake.”

Leslie Allen’s father once told him that being able to make people laugh was his ‘gift’, and Jordan said: ‘He recognized it even before I did, that I was such a funny kid.

“I didn’t know. So, I think over the years I’ve been thinking about it and… what a gift.

“What a gift it is to be able to make people laugh, to have a talent for it, because you can tell a joke, and someone else can tell that same joke, and if they don’t have a rhythm, it doesn’t matter what the comedians have.

“It’s like music. We hear music. It’s the rhythm.”

Leslie moved to Los Angeles in 1982, but became heavily involved with alcohol and drugs. He attributed his substance abuse to the “inner turmoil” he experienced as a gay man and said that getting sober in 1997 helped him come to terms with his sexuality.

“My journey into sobriety was also a journey into my queerness because there was so much internalized homophobia, so much self-hatred,” he said. Page six. “Happiness is a choice and something you have to work for. I don’t even like the word “happy”, I like the word “satisfied”.

Will and Grace star Sean Hayes, who played Jack McFarland, honored his “dear friend” Leslie Jordanwith whom he performed for more than two decades.

“My heart is broken,” he wrote on Instagram.

“Leslie Jordan was one of the funniest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Everyone who ever met him loved him. There will never be another like him. A unique talent with a huge, caring heart. Leslie, you will be missed my dear friend.’

Playwright Jeremy O Harris, Star Trek legend George Takei, Linda Carter and RuPaul’s Drag Race royals Trinity Tuck, who played Leslie Jordan in Snatch Game, also paid touching tributes to the late actor.