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The Masked Singer fans in mourning following tragic death of well-known star

Viewers took to Twitter to express their sadness

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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
November 9, 2022
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The Masked Singer fans are mourning the tragic death of guest panelist Leslie Jordan ahead of his final appearance on the reality competition in Wednesday's episode. 

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The comedian, who was known for playing Beverley Leslie in the hit NBC sitcom Will and Grace, sadly passed away at the age of 67 on 24 October in a car accident. 

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Leslie was believed to have experienced a medical episode that led to the accident, in which his car crashed into the side of a building in Hollywood. 

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday to share a preview of Wednesday's episode, the Fox show's official account wrote: "There will never be another Leslie. Tomorrow's episode of #TheMaskedSinger is dedicated to him."

The video showed a montage of clips from Leslie's time on the show in seasons six and seven, and ended with a message that read: "In loving memory of Leslie Jordan. April 29, 1955 - October 24, 2022. From your Masked Singer family."

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Fans took to the comments to express their sorrow over the star's death, with one person writing: "Still hard to believe he's gone," while another added: "This new episode will be the saddest episode ever for me. Rest in peace Leslie Jordan and see you in the new episode this Wednesday."

Leslie Jordan© Photo: Getty Images

Leslie Jordan passed away in October

A third person commented: "This is so great and thoughtful. One of the most legendary actors, comedians, and all-around genuine good-hearted human being I’ve ever seen on TV. Miss you so much Leslie Jordan."

Following his death, Leslie's agent David Shaul said in a statement: "The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan.

"Not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one of its most difficult times."

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