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Oct. 24, 2022 –  Leslie Jordan became a social media sensation during the pandemic, with his silly video posts helping him skyrocket from about 80,000 Instagram followers to a whopping 5.8 million. He told us on “TMZ Live” his secret was just being himself — a silly, funny, goofy, happy-go-lucky senior citizen.

Following his viral pandemic fame, Leslie appeared on CNN’s New Year’s Eve 2021 countdown, ringing in 2022 with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. Leslie also acted in movies, including … “The Help” and “Ski Patrol” and he made guest appearances in tons of TV shows like “Murphy Brown,” “Ugly Betty,” and “Boston Public. The last time we saw Leslie out in public was pretty recently … our photogs got him just last month, gauging his reaction to Elton John and Britney Spears releasing a new song together.

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