Scrolling via Leslie Jordan’s Instagram account may make you smile, chortle, and, now, cry.
Following the death of the comedic actor Monday at the age of 67, many have been flocking to his verified account to share their grief.
It appears solely applicable given Jordan’s prolific use of the social media platform.
In the course of the peak of the pandemic, he introduced pleasure to so many along with his trademark greeting, “Properly s**t. How y’all doing?” delivered in his basic Southern drawl.
Instagram introduced Jordan extra fame and provided his viewers a platform to attach with a sassy, humorous, uncle-type many wanted throughout a darkish time.
Jordan told the Washington Post in 2020 that he had returned from California to his native Chattanooga on household enterprise and determined to remain to shelter in place along with his family members.
“I might a lot somewhat be hunkered down with my household,” he stated on the time. “My mom is 94, I’ve an equivalent twin sister – it’s like a Tennessee Williams play. We’re all right here.”
The need to be shut – however not too shut – to household felt relatable to many.
“I took slightly place close by, an Airbnb close by, as a result of I assumed, ‘I can’t, at 65, transfer again in with my mom.’ So within the evenings I come over right here,” he quipped.
The “Name Me Kat” star told Tulsa World in 2021 that he posted twice a day for 80 days.
“A good friend known as from California and stated, ‘You’ve gone viral,’” Jordan recalled. “And I stated, ‘No, I’m high-quality.’ And he stated, ‘No, you might be viral.’”
He would quickly be taught what that meant. Jordan grew an Instagram following of almost 6 million folks over who reveled in his jokes, observations and tales.
In one video from 2020, he sits on his kitchen counter trying to meditate and delve into his thoughts earlier than giving up.
“Holy s**t,” he joked. “I don’t need to be up in my thoughts. It’s like a foul neighborhood honey, you don’t want to be there alone.”
Jordan appeared to take pleasure in his antics as a lot as his viewers.
He told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, “You’ve obtained to have enjoyable, you’ve obtained to maintain your spirits up. You’ve obtained to chortle. You’ve obtained to assist each other.”
Jordan’s remaining post before he died, posted Sunday, gave some chills in gentle of what was to return.
It featured him singing a hymn with artist Danny Myrick.
“When the roll is known as up yonder, I’ll be there,” they sang collectively.