In Los Angeles Leslie Jordan, who received an Emmy for his portrayal of the cunning Beverley Leslie on "Will & Grace

and who gained notoriety on social media during the pandemic, passed away on Monday after colliding with a tree in Hollywood, according to his agent.

Without Leslie Jordan's love and light, the world is undoubtedly a much darker place today, according to David Shaul.

In addition to being a mega talent and a pleasure to work with, he gave the country an emotional haven during one of its most trying times.

Firefighters responding to reports of a collision at Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Street discovered Jordan, 67

"pulseless and non-breathing" in a grey sedan.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:38 a.m., according to authorities.

However, he was best known to television viewers as Beverley Leslie

the antagonist of Megan Mullally's Karen Walker character who comes out as gay in one of the series' most enduring episodes.

What are you doing, guys? Usually Jordan would introduce himself before starting his often hilarious musings, delivered in