Leslie Jordan Didn’t Die From a Car Crash
A car crash didn't kill Leslie Jordan. Nearly three month's after the actor's death, the medical examiner has released a full report, including toxicology and cause of death.
Officially, the 67-year-old Jordan died of natural causes. Several outlets, including NBC News Los Angeles, share that the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner found that Jordan suffered cardiac dysfunction, due to arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Essentially, Jordan's blood vessels had become thick and stiff because of plaque buildup. His case was labeled "moderate to severe." One day after his death, TMZ revealed that the actor had been experiencing shortness of breath and was set to see a cardiologist soon.
Additionally, the medical examiner says Jordan was living clean at the time of his death. A toxicology report was negative for ethanol, marijuana, illicit drugs and prescription drugs often abused (fentanyl and opiates).
He was a "well-nourished man without evidence of life threatening trauma," the reports says.
The Tennessee native's acting credits include Will & Grace, Reba, Ugly Betty, The Help and American Horror Story. In the last five years he'd made significant entry into the country music space, becoming a beloved figure in the community.
- Jordan's 2021 Company's Comin' album featured Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile, T.J. Osborne of Brothers Osborne and more.
- The Grand Ole Opry will host a tribute to him on Feb. 19.
- Jordan was working on new music at the time of his death.
Six weeks after Jordan's death, his West Hollywood condo was put up for sale.