Leslie Jordan, a cherished comic and actor best known for his work on "Will and Grace," passed away, according to his agent. He was 67.

Without Leslie Jordan's love and light, the world would undoubtedly be a much darker place today.

He was not only a mega talent and a pleasure to work with, but he also offered the country an emotional haven during one of its most trying times.

His greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner, and human being more than made up for his short stature.

The only comfort one can have right now is knowing that he left this world at the pinnacle of both his professional and personal lives

Jordan's talent agent Sarabeth Schedeen told CNN in a statement.

In addition to his talents, Leslie had the ability to connect with people of all ages and had the gift of making others smile.

Jordan wrote about his 1982 move from Tennessee to Hollywood in his book "My Trip Down the Pink Carpet," published in 2009.

According to the book's publisher, he "boarded a Greyhound bus bound for LA with $1,200 sewn into his underpants and never looked back."

The Fall Guy, Designing Women, and The People Next Door are just a few of the television programmes where the actor found work.