Actor Nelsan Ellis widely known for TV series ‘True Blood’ has died aged 39.
Nelsan Ellis known for playing Lafayette Reynolds in the horror-drama series ‘True Blood’ has died after having complications with heart failure.
HBO has shared their condolences via social media saying “We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis. He will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO.”.
Many fellow actors and stars also paid their tributes via social media.
I don't know if I've ever seen the level of humility and kindness that came with the Magnificent Talent that Nelsan Ellis had. Miss u friend
— Sam Trammell (@SamTrammell) July 8, 2017
— Carrie Preston (@carriepreston) July 8, 2017
wow rest in peace nelsan ellis. a great and underrated actor.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) July 8, 2017