Shocking news. regular The Masked Singer guest panelist, Leslie Jordan has died at age 67.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Jordan was driving in Hollywood Monday morning when it’s suspected he suffered some sort of medical emergency and crashed his BMW into the side of a building.
Jordan was famous for his work on popular TV shows like Will & Grace, Hearts Afire, The Cool Kids, Call me Kat and American Horror Story. Call Me Kat is currently in production, and a guest spot on this season’s The Masked Singer is taped and ready to air.
Leslie Jordan taped a The Masked Singer episode, set to air November 6.
Jordan has been a regular guest panelist on The Masked Singer, most recently appearing on season 7 last spring. He taped an episode for season 8. He and Joel McHale will appear in the “Hall of Fame” themed show, currently scheduled for Sunday, November 6. (The FOX schedule is a little up in the air, as the World Series makes things unpredictable.)
Jordan has also appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and CNN’s New Year’s Eve 2021 countdown, ringing in 2022 with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. More credits include guest spots in TV shows like Murphy Brown, Ugly Betty and Boston Public. He’s also had roles in films like The Help and Ski Patrol.
According to his FOX bio, Jordan starred as “Sid” on FOX’s The Cool Kids, and he won the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on Will & Grace. He has conquered the international stage and remains an in-demand mainstay as a performer, voice-over artist, fundraiser, spokesperson, out artist, equal rights activist and all-around Southern Baptist celebutante.
“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” said David Shaul, Jordan’s agent. “Not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one of its most difficult times. What he lacked in height he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner and human being. Knowing that he has left the world at the height of both his professional and personal life is the only solace one can have today.”