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  • " True Blood " star Nelsan Ellis dies at 39

    Reporter: Haya Mix
    Published: Saturday, July 8, 2017
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    Nelsan Ellis, the actor who was famous as “True Blood” ,has passed away at age 39,after complications from heart failure as his manager, Emily Gerson Saines saied .

    “He was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed.”Ellis's manager said

    Ellis best known for playing Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO series "True Blood,which he played from 2008 until the series' completion in 2014.

    True Blood creator Alan Ball praised Nelsan Ellis in a statement, saying:"Nelsan was a singular talent whose creativity never ceased to amaze me. Working with him was a privilege."
     Ellis was also known for his work in movies Get On Up and The Help. In a statement, HBO said they were "extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis."


    Ellis was born in Harvey, Illinois in November 30, 1977, then he graduated from Julliard, where he won the Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award for his semi-autobiographical play "Ugly."


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