Leslie Jordan sang about being in heaven a day before death

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Actor, comedian and singer Leslie Jordan on CBS Mornings, 2022 |

The day before actor Leslie Jordan died in a car accident, the famous actor shared a video of him and musician Danny Myrick singing a hymn about the sky.

The Call Me Kat actor died Monday at the age of 67 after a car accident in Los Angeles, California, TMZ reported. The entertainment news agency said the Emmy winner may have “suffered some sort of medical emergency” before losing control of his car, which crashed into the side of a building.

“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan. Not only was he a mega-talent and a pleasure to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary for the nation at one of its most difficult times,” his spokesman said in a statement.

A day before the tragedy, Jordan posted a clip of himself with musician Danny Myrick singing an old anthem.

“Sunday Mornin’ Hymn Singin’ with @dannymyrick,” the Will & Grace and Newhart alum wrote on Instagram Sunday.

The clip showed Jordan singing the song “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder,” an 1893 hymn. The lyrics speak of being called to heaven when the trumpet sounds.

“When the trumpet of the Lord sounds and the time is no more / And the morning comes, eternal, bright and fair / When the saved of the earth gather on the other shore / And the scroll is called there, I’ll be there. “

At the end of the clip, Leslie said he was “baptized 13 times” to ensure he would be in heaven when his time came.

In 2021, Jordan released a gospel album featuring a version of When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder featuring Tanya Tucker. The album entitled Company Comin,’ also with Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile and Chris Stapleton.

When he heard the news of his death, social media was filled with tributes.

Country icon Dolly Parton revealed she was “so hurt and shocked” as if she’d lost a member of her own family. “Leslie and I had a special bond,” the “Jolene” singer wrote on Instagram. “He will be missed by all who knew him personally and by all who were entertained by him. Rest in peace little brother.”

Jordan, who was openly gay, has said his entire life that he needs to come to terms with himself and the church. Jordan opened up about his upbringing in an interview with Shania Twain on her Home Now radio show on Apple Music Hits in 2021.

“When I’m being very dramatic, I’m like, ‘Well, I grew up in the church, but I left,’ because the whole gay thing got around,” said the Chattanooga, Tennessee native.

Many Christian denominations adhere to the Bible’s teachings on human sexuality and affirm that marriage is between a man and a woman. While homosexuality is a sin, believers are commanded to love the sinner.

Jordan told Twain at the time that he believed “God made him gay.”

“That’s not my cross,” he added. “It’s part of who I am and I want to celebrate that. But when you grow up and you’re just so scared… I’ve never walked out of church. I just stopped.”

The Los Angeles County coroner said Tuesday additional tests will be conducted to determine his cause of death after an autopsy was inconclusive.

Jeannie Ortega Law is a reporter for The Christian Post. You can reach her at: [email protected] She is also the author of the book, What is happening with me? How to defeat your invisible enemy Follow her on Twitter: @jlawcp Facebook: JeannieOMusic

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