“True Blood” Star Nelsan Ellis Dead At 39

Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for playing Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s True Blood, has passed away from complications from heart failure. He was 39. “We were extremely saddened...

Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for playing Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s True Blood, has passed away from complications from heart failure. He was 39.

“We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis,” HBO said in a statement. “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.”

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