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True Blood Actor Nelsan Ellis Dead At 39

Submitted by on July 9, 2017 – 9:00 pmNo Comment
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Hollywood is mourning the lost of one of their own.

Nelsan Ellis, who amassed a vast following through his stellar performance playing Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s True Blood, has died due to complications from heart failure. “We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis,” HBO said in a statement this afternoon. “Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of True Blood. Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO.”

Ellis resume also includes roles on CBS’ Elementary, in the Oscar Best Picture nominee The Help, Get On Up and Lee Daniels’ The Butler. He leaves behind one son, Breon Ellis.

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