Actor, writer and singer Leslie Jordan, who appeared on a couple of episodes of “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” was tragically killed in a car accident yesterday.
Aged 67, Jordan appeared in two episodes of “Lois & Clark,” most notably in the episode titled “A Bolt from the Blue” in which he played William Wallace Webster Waldecker. When Superman saved Waldecker from committing suicide, a bolt of lightning strikes the pair and Superman’s powers are copied to Wallace, who takes on the superhero persona Resplendent Man.
Jordan’s first appearance on the TV series was in Season 1’s “I’m Looking Through You,” where he played Alan Morris/The Invisible Man.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Jordan was behind the wheel of a BMW when he crashed into the side of a building at Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Street in Hollywood at 9:30am. The longtime actor and writer was declared dead at the scene.
David Shaul, the actor’s representative, issued a statement on his death.
“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” Shaul 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. What he lacked in height he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner and human being. Knowing that he has left the world at the height of both his professional and personal life is the only solace one can have today.”
Warner Bros. Television’s official Twitter account posted the following statement: “Warner Bros. Television is devastated about the tragic and sudden loss of our dear friend Leslie Jordan. Leslie was an extraordinary person and talent. He brought joy to fans across the globe. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans at this time.”