The country music community mourns the loss of Leslie Jordan.
Following his tragic death On Monday, Oct. 24, Jordan’s friends and collaborators took to social media to share heartfelt memories of the actor and comedian.
Brothers Osborne was one of the first artists to pay tribute to Jordan on social media. The duo had a cherished friendship with Jordan as they collaborated with him on his Gospel album and he later appeared in their “I’m Not For Everyone” music video.
“Rest in peace my sweet, sweet man,” the Osborne brothers wrote. “You have left a fullness in people’s hearts, a smile on their faces and joy in their souls. We’ll see you soon in the sweet, Leslie.
Country music icon Tanya Tucker also shared a heartfelt and questioned message that Jordan was taken “too soon.”
“Laughter is dead with my funny funny friend, @thelesliejordan, ” she wrote. “I am away from the road for a bit in another country and I feel so far away on this very sad day. It is impossible to have joy or laughter in a place where people come and do Just That. Smiles, beautiful joyful memories, songs and dances… Today there are none. Why do those we need most to make us happy have to pass away too soon? I don’t understand!!! With all the sadness, anger, division in this old world right now. He was a shining light to everyone around him. We lost, Worlds lost, his friends have lost… And I lost a great friend today who made me smile and laugh even when I didn’t want to I loved all the dinners together, singing When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder on his album with Leslie and he even came to my show in Chattanooga too!The only good thing about it is that he’s with his precious teen mom would and she adored him. Keep calm with his Leslie…I know God doesn’t care about his crown!!! 💔💐”
Additional tributes from artists including Jelly Roll, Hillary Scott, ERNEST, Wendy Moten and more continued to pour in Monday afternoon as news of his death spread.
According TMZ, Leslie Jordan was driving in Hollywood, Calif., on Monday (October 24) when law enforcement officials said he crashed his car into the side of a building. It is suspected that he suffered a medical emergency while driving. He was 67 years old.
Jordan was a famous actor, who appeared on shows such as Will & Grace, Call Me Kat, and American Horror Story. He was also a credited actor in films such as The Help, Alligator Point and Chasing Christmas.
His popularity soared to new heights during the pandemic when many of his social media posts gone viral.
Leslie Jordan’s last social media post was shared on Instagram on Sunday, October 23, just a day before her tragic passing.
In the post, he shared a rendition of a new original Gospel hymn he had just written with famed songwriter Danny Myrick.
“Danny helped me out with a new original song which should be out very soon,” he wrote.
The Chattanooga, Tennessee native had strong ties to the country music community. He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and is friends with artists such as Elle King, Jelly Roll, Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Tanya Tucker, Brittney Spencer, etc.
The actor and comedian made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, May 22, 2021 with a rendition of a few hymns in addition to “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “In The Sweet Bye and Bye.” Jordan was joined on stage by country icons Vince Gill, Charlie Worsham and TJ Osborne.
See the touching tributes to Leslie Jordan below.
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