Comedian Leslie Jordan has died, according to reports.
The late “Will & Grace” star and Emmy winner passed away at age 67. TMZ first reported the news. Jordan allegedly suffered a medical emergency and crashed his car into the side of a building in Hollywood, California, on the way to a set for “Call Me Kat.”
“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” a statement from Jordan’s representative said. “Not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one of its most difficult times.”
Jordan most recently appeared in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story” anthology series, as well as narrating the Discovery+ series “The Book of Queer.” Jordan also appeared in the sitcom “Call Me Kat,” and had recently finished production on Tracy Pellegrino’s “Strangers in a Strange Land” film.
Jordan was in pre-production on the film “Ron.” opposite Margaret Cho about a 10-year-old girl who befriends her babysitter Ron amid the AIDS crisis.
Jordan started his career in 1986, landing his breakout role in “People Next Door” in 1989. Spots on “Top of the Heap,” “Reasonable Doubts,” “Boston Legal,” and “Hearts Afire” propelled Jordan’s TV comedy career, with the film “Sordid Lives” also spurring a franchise.
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Berlin on Saturday in solidarity with women-led protests in Iran sparked by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini.
Protesters waved Iranian flags and held banners saying “Women, Life, Freedom”.
Organizers said Iranians had traveled from the US, Canada, and all over the EU to join the demonstration.
“From Zahedan to Tehran, I sacrifice my life for Iran,” human rights activist Fariba Balouch said after giving a speech in Berlin.
Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, died in the custody of Iran’s morality police after being detained for “improper attire”.
Protests erupted at her funeral in Saqez before spreading across Iran. Rights groups say more than 100 people have been killed. Women have played a prominent part, waving and burning veils.
Anti-Iranian government activists said the Berlin march was the largest demonstration by Iranians abroad.