Leslie Jordan, versatile Emmy-winning actor, dies at 67

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Chattanooga native and Emmy award winning actor Leslie Jordan has died.

Jordan was known for his TV roles on “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story.”

He also served as the Grand Marshal for Riverbend Festival this year.

Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly tweeted, “Leslie Jordan was a Chattanooga legend and national treasure who brought joy and hope to millions, leaving behind a lasting legacy of love and acceptance.”

Jordan won an outstanding guest actor Emmy in 2005 for “Will & Grace,” appeared recently on “Call me Kat,” and co-starred on the sitcom “The Cool Kids.”

He even gained a big following on social media last year, posting videos of himself during the pandemic lockdown while in Chattanooga.

Jordan was 67.

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Leslie Jordan sings with Tanya Tucker at Chattanooga’s Riverbend Festival in 2022.

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