Actor Nelsan Ellis died at the age of 39 years
Actor Nelsan Ellis, who played in the TV series "True blood" has died at the age of 39. The cause of death was complications from heart failure, said in an interview with his Manager Emily Gerson sains.
During his career, Ellis played in several films, including "Get on Up", "Lee Daniels The Butler"and "The Help". But fame came to him when he played the psychic in the TV series "True blood." HBO announced in a statement on Saturday that he was "very saddened" to hear of his death.
"Nelson was a longtime member of the HBO family, whose innovative image of Lafayette will be lovingly remembered in the shared heritage of True blood. Nelson will be remembered by his fans and the entire group HBO," reads the statement. The Creator of "True blood," Alan Ball added: "Nelson was an unusual man whose creativity never ceased to amaze me. Working with him was a privilege."
Actor Joe Manganiello, Alkyd played a werewolf in True blood, tweeted that Ellis was "a great man, a pioneer and artist."