The official cause of Leslie Jordan’s death has now been made public. The “Will & Grace” star had “sudden cardiac dysfunction” before he crashed his car, according to the coroner’s report.
The “Call Me Kat” actor died on October 24, 2016, at the age of 67, when his car crashed into a building in Hollywood, California. An investigation into his death found that he got sick while driving.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said that Leslie died of natural causes and that arteriosclerosis of the heart and blood vessels was a secondary cause. They didn’t find any signs of drugs or alcohol in Leslie’s body because he hadn’t used them in over 20 years.
A month after Leslie died, there was a public memorial service for him at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. As Leslie’s family had asked, there was music, singing, comedy, and audience participation.
Each ticket to the memorial cost $20, and the money went to CEMPA Community Care, one of the late star’s favorite charities. Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly was one of the people who spoke at the service to honor the “American Horror Story” actor.
He said, “If Leslie were here with us today, I would want to thank him for what he has done for our culture as an actor, how his wicked sense of humor helped us get through the dark days of the pandemic, and how he has always let us into his heart and his world. Leslie let us all in and never stopped sharing the love and light he felt inside with the world.”
Leslie’s Instagram account had information about the memorial service and photos of him as an adult and a child.
The title of the post was, “We’ll never part ways. We will always remember you and tell stories about you. Funeral and Memorial, 11/20/22 – Chattanooga, Tennessee.”
Justin Long was one of the people who replied to the post and gave Leslie’s fans hope. He put down, “If there is a way for Leslie to check Instagram after death, I think she is reading these messages and getting “tickled” by them. I remember calling the people who follow him on this site “followers” once, but he corrected me by saying, “I prefer to call them friends.””
Justin Long remembered Leslie Jordan.
“When I got to hang out with him in Chattanooga, I saw how kind and funny he was to the fans who came up to him. He treated them like friends. I will always remember his laughter and happiness, as well as his one-of-a-kind voice when I say the words “wel” and “s***” together.”