Mayim Bialik has shared an emotional tribute to former costar Leslie Jordan as fans mourn the loss of the Call Me Kat star. The Big Bang Theory actress took to TikTok to share some insight regarding Leslie's final TV appearance. Jordan passed away tragically in a vehicle accident on October 24th of this year after suffering a medical emergency while driving. He was aged 67. Mayim was clearly moved by the death as she updated her social media and noted, markedly, that nobody knew this would be the "last episode" from Leslie. Fans are also touched and have been leaving comments.
Mayim Bialik Reacts To Ex Co-Star Leslie Jordan's Death
'Incredibly Special Time'
Noting "special" moments between the cast and crew as she spoke, Mayim said:
"We didn't know at the time that that was Leslie's last episode," adding that she "couldn't bring myself to watch it." The sitcom star, known for playing Amy on BBT also shared: "I'm not ready. That week was so incredibly special because of our dialogue coach directing for the first time and just how much fun we had."
Leslie, also known for roles in Will & Grace and Hearts Afire, was born in 1965 in Chattanooga, TN. He died in Los Angeles. He starred on the sitcom Call Me Kat alongside Mayim and costars Cheyenne Jackson, plus Kyla Pratt among others.
Saying A 'Final Thank You'
Mayim also shared: "But for now, I just want to say that for those of you who watched and appreciated Leslie's final episode, we thank you. It was very, very special to us for so many reasons." Bialik also called the episode both "fun" and "crazy" and fondly recalled both her character and Leslie's as them being at their "silliest and best."
A First Kiss
Speaking of the eighth episode, Mayim also revealed:
“It was Leslie Jordan’s first onscreen kiss in last night’s episode. He and John Griffin, who played his boyfriend on the show, were very specific about their appreciation for our writers’ sensitivity and writing a gay couple that was navigating the newness of living, I guess, a truly authentic, out life that their characters wanted to live."
Marking Another Death
It's been a sad few months for lovers of TV. Just this week, fans lost beloved blonde Kirstie Alley, who passed from cancer. Mayim marked the loss with an old photo of Alley, saying that she first met her when "then-husband Parker Stevenson played Blossom's teacher." Mayim was, before becoming a star on BBT, a famous face on the TV series Blossom.