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

Celebrities and fans pay tribute it’s late Leslie Jordan after his untimely death.

Leslie Jordan died after crashing his BMW into the side of a building the local police said TMZ on Monday (October 24). He was 67 years old.

Will and Grace Jack, Sean Hayes, paid tribute to his “dear friend” who he worked with 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 paid tribute to “a life lived to the fullest”.

“Your star shines bright no matter where you are on the screen and even more so off it,” he wrote.

“You really were one of those spirits that made aging weirdo more exciting than existing in the present.”

Drag artist Cara Van Park echoed the sentiment of many, writing, “Leslie Jordan at Will and Grace was probably my first proper exposure to queer culture. An icon, a legend, a royal star. So sad to hear he has left us.

George Takei said he will miss Jordan’s “fun and inimitable spirit,” saying Jordan “captivated” many with his roles on television and in movies.

Wonder woman star Linda Carter recalled Jordan’s viral videos that won him a new generation of fans.

Official Drag Race The Twitter page thanked Leslie Jordan for “countless laughs and for sharing your spirit with all of us.” Jordan was a guest judge in season five and appeared in season 14 as a guest director.

Many others, including celebrities and fans, shared kind words – including Griffin writer E Alex Jung, who mentioned one of Jordan’s favorite moments.

Leslie Jordan was born in 1955 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has been acclaimed for his work on stage, screen and in music.

He 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”.

He had small roles in shows like Eli McBeal and Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and appeared in plays, including autobiographical plays Hysterical blindness and other southern tragedies that have thus haunted my life.

To many in the LGBTQ+ community, he will forever be remembered as Beverly Leslie Will and Grace. Jordan won an Emmy for his portrayal of Karen’s (Megan Mullally) nemesis, and his role grew as the show progressed.

In September, he revealed that the role was originally written for Joan Collins.

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Jordan has gained a new generation of fans on social media, where he has documented his closure to hilarious effect.

Since 2021, he has been acting in sitcoms Call me Katwhose third season premiered just a few weeks ago.