Thursday’s episode of “Call Me Kat” included a brief tribute to Leslie Jordan following his death at the age of 67 in a car accident on Monday.
During the episode, Fox aired a brief supercut with Jordan on the Fox shows The Masked Singer, Fantasy Island, The Cool Kids, and Lego Masters. The tribute ends with a “Call Me Kat” scene in which Jordan’s character Phil says, “I really believe in celebrating every moment.”
Since the debut of Call Me Kat in 2021, Jordan has starred in the comedy as the head baker at Kat’s (Mayim Bialik) coffee shop. He had completed production on eight episodes of Season 3 and was due to wrap up filming on Episode 9 this week. In Episode 7, which airs November 10, Jordan’s character gets his first love interest (guest star John Griffin).
The Masked Singer and Lego Masters also have upcoming episodes starring Jordan.
Fox and Warner Bros. TV, which produces the series, confirmed Monday that production on season three would be on hiatus due to Jordan’s death.
“We are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of Leslie Jordan today,” Fox said in a statement. “Leslie was so much more than an Emmy Award-winning comedy talent that we shared a laugh with over the years. He was the friendliest person imaginable who simply brightened up a room and brought pure joy and big smiles to millions of people around the world. The truest of southern gentlemen, Leslie carried an infectious exuberance, an indelible sense of humor and consistently gifted us with untold fond memories that will last forever. As we mourn this sad news, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to Leslie’s family, friends and fans who are so dear to him.”
WBTV added, “Warner Bros. Television is devastated by the tragic and sudden loss of our dear friend Leslie Jordan. Leslie was an extraordinary person and an extraordinary talent. He brought joy to fans around the world. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans at this moment.”
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