Dolly Parton pays tribute to late friend Leslie Jordan in guest spot on Call Me ... trends now
Dolly Parton publicly grieved her friend Leslie Jordan during a guest appearance on his sitcom Call Me Kat on Thursday evening.
The 76-year-old country music legend and occasional actress wasn't playing a part, but instead taped a message directed to the late comic actor that led into a clips package featuring some of his best moments on the comedy series.
Jordan tragically died in October at age 67 when he crashed his car into a building following a medical emergency that occurred while he was driving.
Parton opened her segment by singing a verse of the songWhere The Soul Never Dies, which she had recorded with Jordan for his 2021 album Company's Comin', which featured his forays into country music.
Saying goodbye: Dolly Parton, 76, appeared on Thursday's Call Me Kat to pay tribute to her late friend Leslie Jordan, who died at 67 in October after he crashed his car after suffering a medical emergency
Dolly was dressed in a black suit with white accents on the lapels and pearls around the sleeve cuffs, and she was seated in a white chair next to a vase full of flowers.
Rather than speaking about Jordan, she addressed her remarks directly to the late Will & Grace actor.
'I know usually at a memorial, people talk about somebody. Well, I'm going to talk to you,' Parton said to the camera. 'Because there is that place on the other side, and I'm certainly going to see you there, little brother. You left a lot of people here with a lot of precious, precious memories. Everybody loved you, but I doubt many of them loved you more than I did.'
The Jolene singer made it clear that she thought Jordan would want his friends and fans to take joy in his life, rather than being overwhelmed by sorrow at his death.
Memories: Rather than speaking about Jordan, she addressed her remarks directly to the late Will & Grace actor. The two previously collaborated on a song on his 2021 album, which she sang part of; pictured in 2020