The true cause of Leslie Jordan’s death is now known: he died of sudden heart failure on a fateful day, October 24, 2022. He was 67 years old.
Fans and celebrities alike mourned the great comedian. His passing even came as a surprise as nobody knew his state of health.
The report that Page Six received from the Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, revealed the other factor in the actor’s death was atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, also known as atherosclerosis.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine Atherosclerosis is the thickening or hardening of the arteries due to the buildup of plaque.
The Will & Grace actor crashed his car in Hollywood on October 24 after what many believed to be a medical emergency while driving. He was reportedly suffering from shortness of breath days before his death.
Sources close to Jordan said TMZthat he had complained of being unwell. At this point, he had already made an appointment with a cardiologist for an examination.
He also once suffered from COVID-19. Other than that, he had no known medical condition.
Jordan’s rep gave the sad news in a statement E! News known. The rep revealed the world would have become a much darker place without the Call Me Kat star’s love and light.
Aside from being a mega-talent and a joy to work with, Jordan provided an emotional sanctuary for the nation during one of its most difficult times.
Despite his small stature, he was a tall man in terms of generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner, and human being. But if there is any consolation in this grief, perhaps it is good to know that he passed away at the peak of his professional and personal life.
Jordan became a shining light for everyone during the height of COVID-19 with his hilarious social media posts, which renewed his fame and introduced him to younger audiences at the time. He also got people laughing with clips in which he addressed the public with his signature Southern accent.
Meanwhile, several of Jordan’s co-stars paid tribute to the late star. Chief among them Megan Mullally, who revealed she’d spent time with him at a book festival in Washington, DC just a month earlier. Little did she know it would be the last time she would see him, she felt so much affection for him that day.