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Leslie Jordan’s Cause of Death Confirmed by Coroner’s Report

Leslie Jordan’s Cause of Death Confirmed by Coroner’s Report

Leslie Jordan in glasses and a tux
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Jordan died in October.

Leslie Jordan, the iconic gay actor, died on October 24 at 67 years old.

Documents obtained by People showed that the comedian died from a “sudden cardiac dysfunction,” confirming statements made by Jordan's representatives shortly after his death.

The event led to Jordan crashing his car into a Hollywood, Calif., building, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

The coroner’s office said that it determined that Jordan's death was from natural causes. It listed arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease as a secondary factor.

No evidence of drugs or alcohol was found in Jordan's system, People notes. He’d been sober for more than 20 years.

At the time of his death, Jordan starred in the sitcom Call Me Kat. The show halted production after his death for a grieving period for Jordan.

"We are shocked and devastated by today's tragic passing of Leslie Jordan," Mayim Bialik said in a statement, acting as a spokesperson for the cast and crew. "Leslie was far more than an Emmy Award winning comedic talent with whom we've laughed alongside for all these years. He was the kindest person you could ever imagine who simply lit up a room and brought pure joy and huge smiles to millions of people around the world."

Bialik added, “The truest of Southern Gentlemen, Leslie carried an infectious exuberance, indelible sense of humor and, throughout, gifted us with countless fond memories that will last forever. As we grieve this sad news, we also wish to extend our most profound sympathies to Leslie's family, friends and fans, whom he held so dear.”

Earlier this month, Dolly Parton paid tribute to Jordan in an episode of Call Me Kat.

“I know usually at a memorial, people talk about somebody. Well, I'm going to talk to you,” Parton said. “Because there is that place on the other side, and I'm certainly going to see you there, little brother. You left a lot of people here with a lot of precious, precious memories. Everybody loved you, but I doubt many of them loved you more than I did.”

The country legend said that he was loved and that he wouldn’t want his loved ones to be sad.

“You made us happy while you were here, and we're happy that you're at peace,” she said. “I just want you to know that I will always love you. Goodbye, my sweet Leslie.”

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