Fans ‘crying’ as Leslie Jordan appears posthumously on The Masked Singer: ‘Incredibly bittersweet’

Leslie Jordan holding a magnifying glass on The Masked Singer

Leslie Jordan appeared posthumously on an episode of The Masked Singer US last night (10 November) and fans of the late comic are not OK.

The Masked Singer‘s official Twitter account revealed the episode would be dedicated to the “beloved” star, while the episode itself opened with a heartfelt tribute.

Leslie Jordan died at the end of October after suffering a medical emergency while driving his car in Hollywood. He was 67-years-old.

Jordan returned to the shows as a guest judge, replacing comedian Ken Jeong for the night and sitting alongside Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke and actress Jenny McCarthy.

After being welcomed onto the stage by presenter Nick Cannon, Leslie graciously rolled-in on a chariot and joked in his trademark southern accent: “I seldom get invited back anywhere, so it’s exciting.”

Fans were emotional, surprised and a little overwhelmed to see the Will & Grace star back on their TV screens, with one writing: “Stoppp I’m gonna cry!!!!”

 

Others struggled to contain their emotions, with one writing: “Can’t believe I actually had to fight back tears watching #TheMaskedSinger.”

“Watching him dancing, having fun and being his joyful self is so incredibly bittersweet,” said one fan, while another added that Leslie Jordan was a “true ray of light”.

Before the episode aired, his fellow judges took to social media to share their own tributes, with Scherzinger posting a series of adorable photos with Jordan.

“We love and miss you,” she wrote.

While the episode marks the final time that Jordan will appear on The Masked Singer, fans can still see him in an upcoming episode of Canadian show Celebrity IOU, airing on 14 November.

The episode will see Jordan makeover the house of two of his closest friends, Newell and Rosemary, who helped him to secure his first acting gig back in the 1980s.

Property Brothers stars Jonathan and Drew Scott, who host the show and worked alongside Jordan, called him “such a loving person”.

“Every day he was on set renovating that house with us, he would sit with different people from our crew, he met everybody, he knew everybody by name, and he was hearing their stories and sharing their stories.

“That just goes to show what an amazing person he is.”

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