In a surprising turn of events Dolly Parton Leslie Jordan Tribute, the most recent episode of the popular Fox sitcom, Call Me Kat, featured a very special guest: country music legend and celebrated queer icon, Dolly Parton.
Parton made an appearance on the show to pay tribute to her late friend and actor Leslie Jordan, who tragically passed away in a car accident last October.
Jordan, who was 67 at the time of his passing, was en route to film on the set of Call Me Kat when the accident occurred. A beloved figure in the LGBTQ+ community, he was best known for his role as Beverly, Karen’s (Megan Mullally) arch-nemesis, on the hit sitcom Will & Grace. Jordan also gained fame during the early days of the pandemic for his hilarious quarantine videos that kept fans laughing and entertained.
In his most recent role on Call Me Kat, Jordan portrayed Phil, a baker at a cafe with a feline theme. In last week’s episode, the characters received the happy news that Phil and his boyfriend, Jalen (John Griffin), had gotten married and purchased a bakery in Tahiti. As the episode concluded, the show’s star, Mayim Bialik, broke character to pay tribute to her late co-star.
Bialik expressed how the cast and crew were honoring Jordan’s memory by giving Phil a happy ending. She then spoke of Jordan’s irreplaceable presence on set and how much he was missed. Suddenly, the episode cut to Dolly Parton, who proceeded to sing a heartfelt rendition of “Where the Soul Never Dies,” a song she had previously recorded with Jordan. In a touching moment, Parton directly addressed her late friend and conveyed her love and admiration for him.
The unexpected appearance of Dolly Parton and her touching to Leslie Jordan tribute added a poignant and memorable moment to Call Me Kat. It is a testament to Jordan’s impact and legacy that his friends and colleagues are still honoring him in such meaningful ways.
In a touching tribute to the late actor Leslie Jordan, country music legend and LGBTQ+ icon Dolly Parton shared her heartfelt condolences on a recent episode of the Fox sitcom, Call Me Kat. Parton’s words were directed towards Jordan himself, as she spoke of the love and admiration she had for her “little brother.”
Dolly Parton Leslie Jordan Tribute, Parton acknowledged the pain of losing someone, but also expressed her belief in an afterlife where she would be reunited with Jordan. She spoke of the joy that he brought to people’s lives and how he left behind countless cherished memories. In a bittersweet moment, Parton acknowledged that Jordan would not want his loved ones to be consumed by grief and that he would be laughing at their sorrow.
The episode concluded with a montage of clips from Jordan’s time on Call Me Kat set to the song “Where the Soul Never Dies,” a fitting farewell to the beloved actor.
Parton was not the only celebrity to pay tribute to Leslie Jordan, as many others shared their condolences following his untimely passing. Drag queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race star Trixie Mattel was among those who shared their respects shortly after Jordan’s death, highlighting the immense impact he had on the entertainment industry and the LGBTQ+ community.