Who is Leslie Jordan?
Leslie Jordan was an American actor, comedian, writer and singer. He was popularly known for his work in movies like “Fear, Inc.”, “Southern Baptist Sissies”, “The Help” and “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”. He also appeared in television series like “American Horror Story: Roanoke”, “Call Me Kat,” and “The Masked Singer”. His autobiography, “How Y’all Doing? Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived” was published in April 2021.
Leslie Jordan’s full name is Leslie Allen Jordan. He was born on April 29, 1955, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, to his parents: Peggy Jordan (mother) and Allen Jordan (father). Sadly, Leslie Jordan passed away on October 24, 2022. At the time of his death, Leslie Jordan was 67 years old.
About Leslie Jordan’s parents
Leslie Jordan’s mother, Peggy Ann Jordan (née Griffin) was born in 1935 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the United States. She worked as a medical secretary and realtor. Sadly, she passed away on May 17, 2022, at the age of 86.
Leslie Jordan’s father, Allen Bernard Jordan was a major in the United States Army Reserve. He was killed in a plane crash on March 31, 1967, when Leslie Jordan was around 12 years old.
About Leslie Jordan’s siblings
Leslie Jordan had two younger twin sisters named Jana and Janet Jordan from his parents’ marriage. Jana and Janet Jordan were born two years after Leslie Jordan. Sadly, Janet Jordan passed away in April 2022. Jana Jordan is Leslie Jordan’s only surviving sister. She is currently 63 years old.
Speaking about his relationship with his late sister Janet, Leslie Jordan wrote:
“The world lost a great person today and I lost a sister and a best friend. But I have peace, knowing she and Daddy are together again. Janet Ann courageously fought death but I prefer to remember the way she lived. This world will be duller without her.”
Leslie Jordan’s wiki profile
|Name||Leslie Allen Jordan|
|Date of Birth||April 29, 1955|
|Date of Death||October 24, 2022|
|Place of Birth||Chattanooga, Tennessee, the United States|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer and singer|
|Age||67 years old (at the time of death)|
|Marital status||Unmarried (at the time of death)|
|Net Worth||$2.5 million dollars (estimated)|
About Leslie Jordan’s sexuality
Leslie Jordan lived as an openly gay man before his death. Widely regarded as a gay icon, Jordan was known for his activism during the AIDS crisis and even appeared on an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
About Leslie Jordan’s marriage and wedding
At the time of his death, Leslie Jordan was unmarried and had no wife or husband. Interestingly, little is known about Leslie Jordan’s relationships and romantic life before his passing. The actor rarely discussed his private life in detail.
Leslie Jordan once admitted to dating a guy who was twenty years younger than him and who had asked for his (Jordan’s) hand in marriage after knowing him for only three days.
Speaking about the relationship, Leslie Jordan told Gay Times:
“It was an online thing for a long time. He flew to LA three days before I left for London. After three days he asked me to marry him and I will. I told him, ‘I’m gonna go to London for 30 days and let’s see what happens when I get back.’ It was this connection. We tried to have sex about 10 times but we couldn’t because we’d keep talking.”
Unfortunately, Leslie Jordan and his mystery lover never did marry.
List of Leslie Jordan’s boyfriends
Leslie Jordan was never publicly linked to anyone. The actor once said that he was perfectly content with the single life.
However, once in a while, Jordan spoke about his love life. In a 2017 interview with Gay Times magazine, Leslie Jordan revealed that he dated a straight man for 10 years,
“I had straight boys that I kept for years. My generation did that … I was with one for 10 years.”
How did Leslie Jordan die?
Leslie Jordan crashed his BMW into a wall in the morning of October 24, 2022. He was pronounced dead at the scene when medical officials arrived. It was initially thought that Leslie Jordan had died from a car accident but officials later disclosed that Jordan had died from natural causes after suffering a sudden cardiac dysfunction triggered by arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
About Leslie Jordan’s kids
At the time of his death, Leslie Jordan did not have any children.