Actor and comedian Leslie Jordan, 67, known for his television appearances in “American Horror Story,” “Will & Grace” and “Call Me Kat,” died on Monday in Los Angeles, according to his agent. Jordan’s unique humor and Southern accent touched the hearts of audiences across multiple generations. After a glittering acting career on the small screen, he found a new stage on an even smaller one: Instagram.
Before his internet stardom, Jordan was best known for his recurring role on “Will & Grace,” which ran on NBC from 1998 to 2006 and brought the first gay lead actors on a hit U.S. sitcom into millions of living rooms.
As the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe — Jordan, then 64 — returned from Hollywood to hunker down in Chattanooga, Tenn., where his 94-year-old mother lived. Armed with little more than plenty of spare time, his phone’s front-facing camera, and the occasional baton — the self-described computer-illiterate actor found internet stardom.