Mayim Bialik Pays Tribute To Late ‘Call Me Kat’ Co-Star Leslie Jordan


Stars and fans alike are mourning the loss of actor Leslie Jordan. The 67-year-old died on Monday after crashing his car into a building. It is suspected that he had a medical emergency that caused the fatal crash. Leslie had been in the midst of filming season three of the show Call Me Kat, also starring Mayim Bialik.

Mayim shared several images of Leslie over the years and wrote a heartfelt tribute to him. She began, “They broke the mold when they made Leslie Jordan. He was a dear mentor and a beloved friend. I will miss him so much – it’s unimaginable that he’s gone. Rest well, sweet buddy.”


Mayim Bialik paid tribute to ‘Call Me Kat’ co-star Leslie Jordan

CALL ME KAT, from left: Leslie Jordan, Mayim Bialik, Call Me by My Middle Name’ (Season 2, ep. 202, aired Jan. 13, 2022). photo: Lisa Rose / ©Fox / Courtesy Everett Collection

She continued, “There aren’t words to convey the loss we are experiencing as a cast and a ‘Call Me Kat’ family. Leslie Jordan was larger than life. He was a Southern gentleman; tender, wise, naughty, and hilarious. We got to know and love him at the height of his happiness and joy and it is inconceivable to imagine a world without our Leslie. The man who would spit on his contact lenses before putting them in his eyes, the man who had a story about every man in Hollywood and some of the women as well, the man who lived to make people laugh. We will be taking time to grieve and to celebrate the many gifts Leslie gave to us and to the entire world and we appreciate privacy at this time.”


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CALL ME KAT, from left: Mayim Bialik, Leslie Jordan, Plus One’ (Season 1, ep. 101, aired Jan. 3, 2021). photo: Lisa Rose / ©Fox / Courtesy Everett Collection

The show will be postponed for now. At the time of his death, Leslie had filmed nine episodes of the season and four have already aired. The writers are likely trying to figure out what is next for his character and how to pay proper tribute to the star.

CALL ME KAT, from left: Leslie Jordan, Mayim Bialik, Gym’ (Season 1, ep. 105, aired Feb. 4, 2021). photo: Lisa Rose / ©Fox / Courtesy Everett Collection

Leslie is also known for his roles on Will & Grace, Boston Legal, American Horror Story, and Fantasy Island.

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