‘Will & Grace’ stars honor Leslie Jordan: ‘Everyone who ever met him, loved him’ By Realitychecks.com
8:45 PM PST, November 2, 2013
Barry was voted as the “greatest” of them all, but in the days leading up to the death of their beloved leader, Leslie Jordan has been the object of much praise. Now, after the emotional season finale, the star of Will & Grace is reflecting on Jordan’s years and the lasting impact she’s had on her life.
“I was just starting to get to know him when he came to Will and Grace,” the star tells Insider. “Everyone who ever met him, loved him, and wanted to watch him grow as a person. He was a very special person and an extraordinary teacher. And he was just a wonderful, smart, funny man, and he was a real person.”
Jordan died Saturday morning at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 79. The news of her passing came as a shock to the entire country and the world.
During the final episode of the show aired in late October, Leslie shared her most treasured moments from a life full of love and kindness in which she was loved by nearly all and never let down by a single person. Among the highlights:
During the opening montage, when viewers saw Will and Grace as children, Jordan’s face was highlighted as the only one that didn’t look like a child.
She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award as an actress and for a Golden Globe for her role in Will and Grace.
She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
She received an honorary doctorate from the University of Southern California.
She received the American Heart Association Award for a lifetime of outstanding achievements in heart and blood disorders and blood-clot prevention.
She received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild.
She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017