In an interview on the Jennifer Hudson Show, Mayim Bialik—star of the show Call Me Kat—said the cast and crew of the show learned of Leslie Jordan's passing last October while they were all waiting for the late actor to arrive to start filming a scene.
"We were all very close, and people knew Leslie Jordan as Leslie Jordan, not necessarily just as the character he played on our show."
"He's been in people's lives, especially during COVID."
"He was in people's Instagram feeds..."
"A lot of people really formed a real connection with him, and he loved that."
"He loved being approachable. He loved being loved."
You can see the segment here:
People mostly reacted to the revelation the cast learned of Jordan's passing on set with sadness.
Some are still a bit in denial.
Others talked about how treasured he was.
Even on other shows, he was loved.
Others remembered him fondly for his videos posted during the pandemic on Instagram.
Still others talked about the loss of his character on the show.
Some even cried when he passed.
And he is still missed.
Jordan was and is beloved.
He is missed by his co-stars and the public alike.