Actor Leslie Jordan died of sudden cardiac dysfunction, according to the autopsy report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The heart dysfunction Jordan suffered was due to arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner. The 67-year-old actor was involved in a car accident during his death in Hollywood in October of last year, but the autopsy report listed his cause of death as natural.
“The autopsy showed a well-nourished male with no evidence of life-threatening trauma,” the report said. A toxicology report was negative for ethanol, marijuana, common illicit drugs, and commonly abused prescription drugs such as fentanyl and opiates.
Arteriosclerosis occurs when the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from the heart to the rest of the body become thick and stiff, which can restrict blood flow to organs, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The coroner’s report listed “moderate to severe” cardiovascular disease caused by plaque buildup. He listed 80% stenosis (narrowing) of the left anterior descending artery, 50% stenosis of the left circumflex artery, and 20% stenosis of the right coronary artery.
Known for his diminutive 4’11” height and appearing in “Will & Grace,” “The Cool Kids” and the movie “The Help” among others, Jordan became an even more notable star during the pandemic with his reflections on social networks that became memes.
One day after the shocking death of Leslie Jordan, tributes arrive at the scene of the accident in Hollywood and several celebrities, including Dolly Parton, have sent their condolences to the late star.
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