Leslie Jordan was a beloved entertainer for decades. Following the news of his sudden death in a car accident, many peers and fans took to social media to honor him.

From co-stars to actors and everywhere in between, here are some notable tributes to Jordan.

  • Megan Mullally

    my heart is breaking.

    i really can’t believe it. leslie jordan was, hands down, one of the greats. people use that expression a lot, and i’m not sure it’s always applicable. there aren’t that many people who are truly great at anything. but leslie was flawlessly funny, a virtuoso of comedy. his timing, his delivery, all apparently effortless. you can’t get any better than that.

    and what a friendly, fun-loving, dear person. i was just with him last month. the prestigious national book festival was showcasing leslie and his best-selling book in washington d.c., and he’d asked me to come interview him for his event. i’d done my prep, but it was all completely unnecessary, of course, as i just had to barely unleash him and he went off on a series of absolutely hilarious stories that had the very large audience in hysterics for a solid hour.

    off-stage, he was so relaxed and happy, there with his best friend mike. he truly seemed so happy. how brilliant it was that millions of people were able to discover the real leslie and his love of life and unparalleled story-telling abilities on instagram. he had so much to share, and it meant so much to him that finally he’d found a vehicle through which to share it. he was absolutely unique. one of a kind. thank you to all of his fans! he really loved you all and was so genuinely appreciative of you.

    i’m so so glad that i got to spend some time with leslie that day before and after the event, just us, catching up. i felt such a deep affection for him that day; he was so warm and present and darling. as we were leaving, i got a couple more big hugs and told him i loved him, as usual. so glad! what a gift!

    and so. love you, leslie. miss you already. and one thing i know for sure… there will never ever be another you.

  • Eric McCormack

  • Sean Hayes

  • Debra Messing

    How can this be?
    Oh dear dear Leslie, the whole world has dimmed.

    The joy & delight you have brought into my life has been a beautiful gift.

    I wish I had the words….

    Fly with the angels, friend.
    And sing, sing, sing.”

  • George Takei

  • Lynda Carter

  • RuPaul's Drag Race

  • Jackée Harry

  • Billy Eichner

  • Ellen DeGeneres

  • Paul Feig

  • The Jennifer Hudson Show

  • Grindr

  • E. Alex Jung

  • Kevin McHale

  • Ginger Minj

  • Hannah Waddingham

  • Loni Love

  • Marlee Matlin

  • Caleb Hearon

  • Kayla Braxton

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