Leslie Jordan’s cause of death revealed, 3 months after his death


Leslie Jordan helps announce the 2021 Oscar nominees. (Photo: Getty Images)

Actor Leslie Jordan’s official cause of death has been confirmed: He suffered from “sudden cardiac dysfunction and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease,” the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed Thursday to Yahoo Entertainment.

The beloved Call me Kat actor and social media star, 67, died on the morning of Oct. 24 in a car accident on Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Street in West Hollywood, California. starting that he was driven into the side of a building due to a medical emergency.

The sudden death prompted tributes from Jordan’s current and former colleagues, including Ellen DeGenres, George Takei and his former castmates on Will and Grace. They remembered someone who was happy, always telling stories and laughing in his real life, just like he was online.

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Actress Mayim Bialik, Call me Kat‘s Kat, issued a statement from the cast when Jordan died, prompting the sitcom to pause production.

“There are no words to convey the loss we experience as a cast and as an actor Call me Kat family,” Bialik said. Leslie Jordan was larger than life. He was a gentleman from the south; tender, wise, mischievous and hilarious. We have come to know and love him at the height of his happiness and joy and it is unthinkable to imagine a world without our Leslie: the man who spat on his contact lenses before putting them in his eyes, the man who had a story about every man in Hollywood, and some women too, the man who lived to make people laugh. We will take time to mourn and celebrate the many gifts Leslie has given to us and to the entire world and we appreciate privacy at this time.”

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Phil, Jordan’s character on the TBEN show, starring Swoozie Kurtz, Kyla Pratt, Julian Gant and Cheyenne Jackson, appeared in his final episode in December. In the episode that followed, which aired on January 5, it was revealed that Phil had found love and moved to Tahiti.

Producer Jim Patterson narrated TBEN last month that, in this way, “Phil will live on forever and live his best and happiest life.”

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Many of Jordan’s famous friends, including Eddie Vedder, Maren Morris, Margaret Cho, Jim Parsons and Bialik, will appear on February 19 in Reportin’ for Duty: A Tribute to Leslie Jordan at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. .

All proceeds benefit the EB Research Partnership, a charity that Jordan loved.