Emmy-winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan was 67 years old. Screen capture via YouTube/

Emmy-winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan died Monday after the car he was driving crashed into a wall in Hollywood, possibly the result of a medical emergency, according to authorities and published reports.

The crash was reported at about 9:30 a.m. near Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The 67-year-old man driving the car died at the scene, according to the LAPD, which did not confirm the identity of the motorist.

The Los Angeles Times and TMZ both reported the man was Jordan.

“Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Jordan was driving in Hollywood Monday morning when it’s suspected he suffered some sort of medical emergency and crashed his BMW into the side of a building,” TMZ reported.

It was not immediately clear if Jordan died as a result of the crash or because of a medical emergency.

Jordan was known for his work on TV shows such as “Will & Grace,” for which he won a Primetime Emmy in 2006, “The Cool Kids,” and “American Horror Story.” Jordan also acted in movies, including “The Help” and “Ski Patrol.”

–City News Service


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