Sad news for True Blood fans.
Nelsan Ellis — famous for his role as Lafayette Reynolds has died at age 39 from heart failure./
In a statement, HBO said
“We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis. 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.”
Ellis is survived by his grandmother, his father, and his son, Breon, as well as seven siblings.
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