BREAKING NEWS: Leslie Jordan Dies Aged 67

FEBRUARY 08: Leslie Jordan co-hosts the announcement of nominees for the 94th Annual Academy Awardson February 08, 2022 in UNSPECIFIED, Unspecified. (Photo by Handout/Getty Images)

Comedian, Emmy-winning actor, and social media darling Leslie Jordan passed away on Monday October 24th, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Confirmed in a statement, a representative for Jordan said in part, “The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan. 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…”

After mostly comedic work on TV shows for years, Jordan took to Instagram to occupy his time during the pandemic lockdown, where his quick wit and humor quickly won him  an entirely new fanbase. Celebrities and non-celebrities alike appreciate his videos, which is a testament to his rapid rise in popularity on social media in the past few years.