Leslie Jordan dead at 67: Mayim Bialik, Sean Hayes, George Takei, more celebrities react

Leslie Jordan dead at 67: Mayim Bialik, Sean Hayes, George Takei, more celebrities react

Celebrities are taking to Twitter to mourn Leslie Jordan, a comedian who died at age 67 Monday, according to his agent.

“Abbot Elementary” creator and star Quinta Brunson called the news “heartbreaking” and added that she is “sending love” to the cast and crew of “Call Me Kat,” on which Jordan starred.

“We share a stage with this wonderful production and one of my greatest joys was meeting Leslie in the hallway for the first time a few weeks ago,” Brunson continued. “We know this loss is immense. He was pure joy.”

Mayim Bialik, who also stars on “Call Me Kat,” paid tribute to her co-star, calling him “a dear mentor and a beloved friend.”

“They broke the mold when they made Leslie Jordan,” she wrote “I will miss him so much – it’s unimaginable that he’s gone. Rest well, sweet buddy.”

Bialik also noted that the cast and crew of “Call Me Kat” are grieving and that “there aren’t words to convey the loss” they are experiencing. On Thursday, Fox aired a brief tribute to Jordan during “Call Me Kat,” which included clips of his appearances on the show, as well as on “The Masked Singer,” “Fantasy Island,” “The Cool Kids” and “Lego Masters.”

Max Greenfield revealed the last text message Jordan sent him in an interview with E! News.

“He tried to get in (to my book signing), but the event was sold out and they didn’t let him in,” Greenfield said. “He texted me and he was like, ‘I tried to get in. I saw that you was so famous they wouldn’t let me in. They turned my little (expletive) away.’ ”

Greenfield said Jordan continued: “They won’t let me near you. Superstar, that’s what you are. Congratulations. I got to run or I would stop you.”

Sean Hayes shared that his “heart is broken.”

“Leslie Jordan was one of the funniest people I ever had the pleasure of working with,” he continued. “Everyone who ever met him, loved him. There will never be anyone like him. A unique talent with an enormous, caring heart. You will be missed, my dear friend.”

Marlee Matlin recalled working with Jordan on the show “Reasonable Doubts,” which ran from 1991 to 1993.

“He was at the top of his game and had so much to look forward to,” Matlin continued. “He exuded JOY and LAUGHTER. RIP dear Leslie”

Lynda Carter praised Jordan for keeping the world entertained with his comedic videos during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“What a feat to keep us all laughing and connected in such difficult times,” Carter continued. “It feels so cruel that this could happen to such a beautiful soul.”

Former co-host of “The View” Meghan McCain wrote that there are “not enough wonderful things to possibly say about Leslie Jordan in just a tweet.”

“I am so saddened by this -his social media particularly during Covid brought millions of people such joy as did his legacy career in entertainment,” she continued, along with a photo of her and Jordan. “He was also just a kind, sweet lovely man”

George Takei wrote that he was “stunned” by the news of Jordan’s death.

“Leslie, we are heartbroken at your loss and will miss your mirth and your inimitable spirit,” he added.

LeAnn Rimes remembered Jordan as “the kindest soul.”

Loni Love recalled guest co-hosting “The Talk” on CBS with Jordan.

“Leslie was so much fun to be around, always had a funny story and he inspired me to keep going in an industry that could be ageist,” Love wrote. “I will miss you my friend.. Mama is waiting on you.”

Leslie Jordan, beloved ‘Will & Grace’ actor who became social media sensation, dies at 67

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