Dolly Parton Joins ‘Call Me Kat’ for Tribute to Late Star Leslie Jordan: ‘We’re Happy That You’re at Peace’

In a close to home consummation of Thursday’s Call Me Kat, country symbol Cart Parton made an unexpected appearance to honor late star Leslie Jordan.

Jordan, who died at 67 in a fender bender in late October, was one of the principal stars of the Fox show, which stopped creation following his passing to carve out opportunity to lament. Jordan played Phil, the head dough puncher at Kat’s (Mayim Bialik) bistro. Subsequent to singing a section from their melody “Where the Spirit Never Dies,” which was on Jordan’s 2021 collection Organization’s Comin’, Parton addressed her tribute straightforwardly to Jordan.

“I know for the most part at a dedication, individuals discuss someone. All things considered, I will converse with you,” said the “I Will Continuously Adore You” artist, 76.

“Since there is that put on the opposite side, and I’m absolutely going to see you there, younger sibling.


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You left a many individuals here with a ton of valuable, valuable recollections. Everyone adored you, however I question a large number of them cherished you more than I.”

Parton kept on sharing how Jordan could not have possibly maintained that his friends and family should be miserable after his demise.

“I simply believe you should realize that we as a whole love you, we as a whole miss you, and I bet you’re enjoying a big chuckle over us all being miserable and pitiful.

Also, I realize that would be the last thing you would believe that we should be. You fulfilled us while you were here, and we’re glad that you’re settled.

I simply believe you should realize that I will constantly adore you. Farewell, my sweet Leslie.” Parton’s video recognition follows a contacting Instagram post from the day he died.

“Well I am essentially as harmed and stunned as though I have lost a relative,” she composed. “Leslie and I had an exceptional bond, I think the world felt they had a unique bond with him.

I realize individuals generally say, ‘Goodness, they will be remembered fondly’ yet for this situation that couldn’t be all the more evident.

He will be remembered fondly by each and every individual who knew him actually and by every individual who was engaged by him. Find happiness in the hereafter lil’ brother.”


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Thursday’s episode finished up Phil’s storyline an off-screen wedding in Tahiti went to by this dearest companions and friends and family. Phil’s mom Larlene, played by Jordan’s companion Vicki Lawrence (who was projected after his passing), uncovered that Phil and his presently spouse Jalen (John Griffin) had opened up a bread kitchen in Tahiti and would remain there.

Before Parton’s contacting discourse, the superstars generally assembled around the table to communicate their second thoughts that Phil wouldn’t be getting back to Kat’s pastry shop.

The characters then broke the fourth wall with Griffin drawing out Jordan’s seat and star Kyla Pratt folding his amazed coat over it.

Bialik then, at that point, proceeded to share how they gave Phil a cheerful consummation, yet as a general rule they are profoundly grieving the deficiency of Jordan.

“He is indispensable. We will miss him without a doubt,” she said. Together, the costars rehashed an expression that Jordan subtitled his last Instagram post reporting another tune the day preceding he died: “Love. Light. Leslie.” Call Me Kat airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox.