“We share a stage with this wonderful production and one of my greatest joys was meeting Leslie in the hallway for the first time a few weeks ago,” Brunson continued. “We know this loss is immense. He was pure joy.”
Sean Hayes shared that his “heart is broken.”
“Leslie Jordan was one of the funniest people I ever had the pleasure of working with,” he continued. “Everyone who ever met him, loved him. There will never be anyone like him. A unique talent with an enormous, caring heart. You will be missed, my dear friend.”
Marlee Matlin recalled working with Jordan on the show “Reasonable Doubts,” which ran from 1991 to 1993.
“He was at the top of his game and had so much to look forward to,” Matlin continued. “He exuded JOY and LAUGHTER. RIP dear Leslie”
Lynda Carter praised Jordan for keeping the world entertained with his comedic videos during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“What a feat to keep us all laughing and connected in such difficult times,” Carter continued. “It feels so cruel that this could happen to such a beautiful soul.”
Former co-host of “The View” Meghan McCain wrote that there are “not enough wonderful things to possibly say about Leslie Jordan in just a tweet.”
“I am so saddened by this -his social media particularly during Covid brought millions of people such joy as did his legacy career in entertainment,” she continued, along with a photo of her and Jordan. “He was also just a kind, sweet lovely man”
George Takei wrote that he was “stunned” by the news of Jordan’s death.
“Leslie, we are heartbroken at your loss and will miss your mirth and your inimitable spirit,” he added.
LeAnn Rimes remembered Jordan as “the kindest soul.”
Loni Love recalled guest co-hosting “The Talk” on CBS with Jordan.
“Leslie was so much fun to be around, always had a funny story and he inspired me to keep going in an industry that could be ageist,” Love wrote. “I will miss you my friend.. Mama is waiting on you.”