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“True Blood” Star Actor Nelsan Ellis dead at 39

“True Blood” Star Actor Nelsan Ellis also known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s has died after complications from heart failure.

Ellis also appeared in “The Help,” and starred in the TV show, “Elementary.” He also appeared in the moves, “Get On Up” and “The Stanford Prison Experiment” … and played Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”
HBO issued a statement saying Ellis will be dearly missed.

So far no word on the underlying problem that triggered the heart failure.
He leaves behind a son.

Ellis was 39. RIP

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  1. Shocked & sad. Lafayette was such a great character that he brought to life. Was also a fan of his Elementary character although I never made the connection to Lafayette, showing just how great of an actor he was