‘True Blood’ star Nelsan Ellis has passed away at 39

Published On July 10, 2017 | By tessacooper | Entertainment News

Nelsan Ellis, better known as Lafayette on HBO’s True Blood, passed away this weekend at age 39 due to heart failure triggered by alcohol withdrawal complications. The day after his death, Nelsan’s family issued a statement regarding his struggle with addiction stating, “after many stints in rehab, Nelsan attempted to withdraw from alcohol on his own.” His manager also shared kind words in his memory saying, “he was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed.”

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