Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan died Monday after the car he was driving crashed into a wall in Hollywood, possibly the result of a medical emergency, according to authorities and published reports.

The crash was reported at about 9:30 A.M. near Cahuenga Boulevard and Romaine Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The 67-year-old man driving the car died at the scene, according to the LAPD, which did not confirm the identity of the motorist.

The ”Los Angeles Times” and TMZ both reported that the man was Jordan.

“Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Jordan was driving in Hollywood Monday morning when it’s suspected he suffered some sort of medical emergency and crashed his BMW into the side of a building,” TMZ reported.

It was not immediately clear if Jordan died as a result of the crash or because of a medical emergency.

The 4-foot-11 Jordan was known for his work on TV shows such as “Will & Grace,” for which he won a Primetime Emmy in 2006,”The Cool Kids and “American Horror Story.” Jordan also acted in movies, including “The Help” and “Ski Patrol.”

He also became a social-media sensation during the early days of the pandemic, posting humorous videos while in quarantine in his native Tennessee, riffing on music and dancing and telling stories about his acting career.

“The world is definitely a much darker place Monday without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” his manager, David Shaul, said in a statement.

“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 Monday.”

Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), issued a statement saying, “Leslie Jordan was a multi-talented entertainer who charmed audiences for decades with heartfelt characters on-screen and passionate LGBTQ advocacy off-screen.

“… As someone who was very proud of their Tennessee roots, he made it a priority to help increase visibility for LGBTQ people in the South by participating in The Concert for Love & Acceptance and serving as Grand Marshal at the Nashville AIDS Walk last year.”

Bart Stevens, who worked as a personal assistant to Jordan for eight years prior to his death, told reporters that the actor’s personality closely matched his on screen persona, and said in reality he was “more loving, more caring, more charming.”

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