Call Me Kat, the sitcom starring The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik and produced by her former co-star Jim Parsons, has aired a touching tribute to the late Leslie Jordan, following his death earlier in the week.
Attached to Thursday's (October 27) episode was a 30-second montage featuring clips of Jordan appearing in various Fox shows, including The Masked Singer, LEGO Masters, Fantasy Island, The Cool Kids and Call Me Kat itself.
"Forever a part of the Fox family," read the title card.
Leslie, thank you for the laughs and smiles. Your memory will be cherished forever. 🤍 pic.twitter.com/oHvi7FCRLY
— CallMeKat (@CallMeKatFOX) October 28, 2022
Jordan has been an important part of Call Me Kat, with his character Phil working as the head baker at Kat's cat cafe. In total, he completed work on nine episodes of the show's third season, some of which have already aired, before his death.
Production has now paused on the rest of the season.
A statement from Fox responding to his death reads: "Leslie was far more than an Emmy Award winning comedic talent with whom we've laughed alongside for all these years.
"He was the kindest person you could ever imagine who simply lit up a room and brought pure joy and huge smiles to millions of people around the world.
"The truest of Southern Gentlemen, Leslie carried an infectious exuberance, indelible sense of humour and, throughout, gifted us with countless fond memories that will last forever. As we grieve this sad news, we also wish to extend our most profound sympathies to Leslie's family, friends and fans, whom he held so dear."
Outside of his work with the Fox network, Jordan is also famous for starring in Will & Grace and American Horror Story, and for providing positive LGBTQ+ visibility.
Call Me Kat airs on FOX. The Big Bang Theory aired on CBS in the US.
If you identify with the themes in this article, the NHS has resources available to help with grief counselling and other support in the UK. In the US, the CDC also has resources available for those grieving.
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