The tragic death of actor/comedian Leslie Jordan has stunned the entertainment industry, especially when it comes to those who acted alongside him. That list includes Megan Mullally, a former co-star with Jordan on Will & Grace. Jordan died on Oct. 24 in car accident at the age of 67.
“My heart is breaking. I really can’t believe it,” Mullally wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of her and Jordan on Will & Grace. “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.”
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Mullally added that she had just spent time with Jordan 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,” she wrote. “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.
Just a few days prior to the fatal car accident, Jordan had left words of support for actor Alec Baldwin on Instagram.
“Stay strong my friend,” Jordan wrote in response to Baldwin’s tribute to Halyna Hutrchins, who was accidentally shot and killed by Baldwin on the set of Rust. “Thinking about you and all those effected by this terrible accident.”
Mullally, 63, added that Jordan’s Instagram account offered fans a glimpse into not just how great of an entertainer he was on stage, but in his day-to-day life.
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“Off-stage, he was so relaxed and happy, there with his best friend Mike,” she wrote. “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.”