Confirmation of the cause of death of Leslie Jordan

Leslie JordanThe cause of death was confirmed as “sudden weakness of the heart”.

the Call me Kat The actor, 67, died Oct. 24 when a medical accident caused him to crash into a building in Hollywood, California, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office and documents people obtained from the medical examiner’s department.

LACCO determined that Jordan’s death in his car was from natural causes and listed atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease as a secondary factor. (There was no evidence of drugs or alcohol in the Jordanian system Sober for more than two decades at the time of his death).

Prior to the official coroner’s report, Jordan’s agent confirmed to PEOPLE in October that Jordan was involved in an attack Car accident After what appeared to be a medical emergency. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Jordan is best known for his characters in Will & GraceAnd American Horror Story And Call me Kat, among others. During the COVID pandemic lockdown, Jordan She rose to social media fame After he started posting Instagram videos that were equal parts warm, funny, and hilarious.

In them, Jordan opened up about his life as a gay Southern man, sharing stories from his family and his life experience. Followers praised Jordan for his sweet demeanor and loud cutting.

After his rise to social media fame, Jordan told PEOPLE it was one of the first times he felt like he really saw who he was — and not just the characters he’s known for. “People recognized me from my characters, but I am amazed that people discovered me as who I am I. He said they loved me and came back.

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After news of his death broke, Jordan’s friends and fans all over the world turned up praised on social media.

“We are shocked and appalled by the tragic passing of Leslie Jordan today,” Call me Kat star Mayim Bialik He said in a statement on behalf of the show that Production stopped temporarily to allow the cast to grieve. “Leslie was more than just an Emmy Award winning comedic talent and we’ve laughed with her all these years. He was the sweetest person you could ever imagine who simply lit up a room and brought pure joy and huge smiles to millions of people around the world.”

The statement continued, “The truest of Southern gentlemen, Leslie had an infectious exuberance, an indelible sense of humor, and throughout has gifted us with countless cherished memories that will last forever. While we mourn this sad news, we also wish to offer our most profound sympathy to Leslie’s family, friends and fans, whom he holds so dear.”

in early january, Call me Kat Special tribute episode aired From a long time friend of Jordan Dolly Parton.

“I know people usually speak at a memorial Around Somebody. Well, I’ll talk for you“I will always love you,” said the singer, 76. “Because there is that place on the other side, and I will definitely see you there, little brother. You have left so many people here with so many precious and precious memories. I love you all, but I suspect many of them love you.” more than me “.

Barton noted that Jordan did not want his loved ones to grieve after his death.

“I just want you to know that we all love you, we all miss you, and I bet you laugh so much at our sadness and all of our grief. And I know that would be the last thing you want us to be,” she said. “You made us happy while you were here, and we are glad you are at peace. I just want you to know that I will always love you. Farewell, my dear Leslie.”

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