The Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office has reported that actor Leslie Jordan passed away due to sudden cardiac dysfunction caused by arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The 67-year-old actor, who was involved in a car crash in Hollywood in October of last year, was found to have “moderate to severe” cardiovascular disease caused by plaque build-up, which restricted the blood flow to organs. The autopsy report revealed 80% stenosis of the anterior descending artery, 50% stenosis of the left circumflex artery, and 20% stenosis of the right coronary artery, as well as no evidence of life-threatening trauma. The toxicology reports were also negative for ethanol, marijuana, common illicit drugs and commonly abused prescription drugs like fentanyl and opiates.
Jordan, who stood at 4′ 11″ tall, was known for his appearances in popular shows such as “Will & Grace” and “The Cool Kids” as well as the film “The Help.” However, during the pandemic, he became an even more notable star with his musings on social media that became memes.
Arteriosclerosis is a condition in which 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. The Mayo Clinic states that this can lead to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Jordan’s death has been a loss to the entertainment industry and his fans. He was a talented actor and his contributions to the industry will be remembered. His social media musings and memes also brought a lot of joy and laughter to people during a difficult time. The loss of Jordan is a reminder of the importance of taking care of our health and the need to pay attention to any signs of cardiovascular disease.
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