Leslie Jordan was a treasure to people in Chattanooga, Tennessee, his hometown … and now the town plans to honor the late actor, and it is working along with his household to make it occur.
Leslie, who died Tuesday in Los Angeles, is being remembered as “one of many cherished sons of Chattanooga,” in accordance with a rep for the town … who additionally tells TMZ, Leslie introduced pleasure to the group for a few years.
.@lesliejordan24 will likely be missed by many. He helped plenty of individuals by way of the pandemic along with his uplifting movies and made hundreds of thousands chortle world wide all through his profession. RIP sir. Chattanooga ❤️s you. pic.twitter.com/lrrFdALqNK
— Chattanooga Hearth Division (@ChattFireDept) October 24, 2022
We’re informed one in every of Leslie’s relations reached out to the town about securing a facility to honor his reminiscence. The town is now partnering with Leslie’s fam to make it occur, by discovering a venue for a memorial service and ensuring to choose a date that works properly for Leslie’s family members.
We’re saddened to listen to of the passing of Leslie Jordan, member of our UTC theater alumni household. Jordan took time in 2020 to share a considerate video message of encouragement to our college students on getting by way of the pandemic. 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/NNSe1pGBqv
— The College of Tennessee at Chattanooga (@UTChattanooga) October 24, 2022
Chattanooga, we’re informed, can be open to different concepts on the way to finest bear in mind Leslie — a number of the concepts being kicked round embody renaming a road or constructing in his honor however we’re informed the ultimate name will likely be as much as his household.
Leslie Jordan was a Chattanooga legend and nationwide treasure who introduced pleasure and hope to hundreds of thousands, abandoning a long-lasting legacy of affection and acceptance. My coronary heart goes out to his household, family members, and plenty of devoted followers. Ginny and I mourn his tragic passing with you all. pic.twitter.com/03UuuXm1WO
— Tim Kelly (@MayorTimKelly) October 24, 2022
The rep tells us Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly knew Leslie since they have been youngsters, after they labored collectively at a neighborhood restaurant … so his ties to the town run deep.
We’re informed Leslie made positive to return to Chattanooga to take part in civic occasions and volunteer with native charities even after his Hollywood success.
TMZ broke the story … Leslie was driving his BMW in Hollywood when investigators imagine he suffered a medical emergency and crashed into the aspect of a constructing.
He was on his method to the “Name Me Kat” set for filming, and we’re informed he had been complaining lately about shortness of breath.
#RIPLeslieJordan. We’re sadden to listen to of the passing of a Chattanooga legend. A real patriot of the Scenic metropolis, lover of our parks and Walnut Avenue Bridge and a spot Leslie nonetheless known as residence. He will likely be missed. Leslie was 67. pic.twitter.com/VXiNcN1jCj
— Chattanooga Parks and Open air (@chaparksdept) October 24, 2022
Again in Chattanooga, we’re informed people are nonetheless in mourning … and the town is making an attempt to stability exhibiting respect for Leslie’s household with being attentive to group members who need to have fun him.
Leslie’s additionally going to be honored in West Hollywood, the place he frequented eating places and occasional retailers. We’re informed the WeHo metropolis council will adjourn in Leslie’s honor at their subsequent assembly.
West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister tells TMZ … “Leslie Jordan was a beloved determine within the metropolis. I used to see him typically on the ‘Large Homosexual Starbucks,’ the place he entertained everybody in his path. When the Metropolis modified out the prevailing parking meters to meters decrease in top, he boasted that we did it for him. Leslie Jordan was a stunning, enjoyable, humorous individual. He was one in one million — he will likely be missed.”