In one of his last Instagram posts, Leslie Jordan revealed he’d purchased his first condo during the holidays, only for it to be sold the next day.
“I thought I’d die,” he wrote. “Bummer.”
Jordan never followed through on buying the 1,000-square-foot unit, but still used the post as an example of how life’s “big moments” can turn bad.
“I’m not telling you not to get a home office, or not to go to rehab, or not to buy a condo if you’re on a limited income,” he wrote on the post. “I hate to sound negative right now, but I think it’s important to step away.”
Jordan, who is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, has been candid about his struggles.
But he also has always been one to celebrate his accomplishments. The world’s most famous black man from Baltimore and gospel singer became the second-youngest person to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize when, in 2015, he earned the accolade for his work on behalf of peace.
He was recently honored by a group of Black Lives Matter activists as one of the eight people they want to meet in the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
Here’s what Jordan told ABC News about his life and career:
Jordan spent much of his life in jail, starting with his first arrest at age 16. He served time in a Maryland juvenile detention center for a shoplifting charge.
“I didn’t grow up that way,” he said. “It was a time when the streets were very rough. A lot of kids were getting shot and getting beat up everyday. That’s where I got some of my training and education for how to survive in this world.”
Jordan was arrested again at age 21. He and his accomplice broke into a house and stole several video game systems