‘The Masked Singer,’ ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Casts Pay Tribute to Leslie Jordan
The tragic death of American Horror Story star Leslie Jordan is nothing short of a sad day for the people whose lives have been touched by him. The Masked Singer and RuPaul’s Drag Race casts have recently expressed their grief upon Jordan’s passing.
The Masked Singer Cast was Shocked by Jordan’s Death
For those who may not know, Leslie Jordan was featured as a guest panelist on seasons six, seven, and eight of The Masked Singer. Evidently stunned by the bad news, the cast managed to compose heartfelt tributes for the late actor. On Instagram, the reality series intimated an emotional message of appreciation.
“We are shocked and devastated by today’s tragic passing of Leslie Jordan. Leslie carried an infectious exuberance, indelible sense of humor, and gifted us with countless memories that will last forever,” the caption reads. “We extend our most profound sympathies to Leslie’s family, friends, and fans.”
Some celebrities who are part of the show posted using their personal accounts. Panel judge Robin Thicke stated that he enjoyed every day they’ve worked together. Subsequently, host Nick Cannon shared The Masked Singer’s Instagram story.
On the other hand, Nicole Scherzinger reflected on Jordan’s sudden death, saying that people must not take one second for granted. Ken Jeong revealed that he is devastated upon finding out the news.
“Everyone who has ever spent time with Leslie Jordan LOVED him,” Jeong wrote. “One of the funniest people I have ever worked with. Just a caring, loving, thoughtful person and truly one of a kind.”
As of writing, Jenny McCarthy has not posted anything yet.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Cast Also Expresses Gratitude
Leslie Jordan appeared several times in RuPaul’s Drag Race. He first sat as guest judge in season 5 of the franchise. He then returned as guest director of Moulin Ru: The Rusical.
RuPaul’s Drag Race cast showed their gratefulness as well, sending good words for the actor. Michelle Visage added a photo on her Instagram feed to pay tribute. Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews posted on their respective Instagram stories.
Meanwhile, RuPaul hasn’t posted on his social media, but Drag Race’s Instagram and Twitter uploaded a photo of him and Jordan.
“Rest in peace, Leslie Jordan,” Drag Race‘s caption reads. “Thank you for the countless laughs and for sharing your spirit with us all.”
Drag divas Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova found out about Jordan’s passing when they were speaking to Out in an exclusive interview.
“It’s a tragedy but I know he’s up there twerking with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and singing with the angels,” Katya said.
For Trixie Mattel, Jordan’s death is a “bummer,” but she’s comforted by the fact that she lived at the same time as the actor. As the queer icon that Jordan was, his influence in the LGBTQ+ community will definitely not be forgotten.