'True Blood' Star Nelsan Ellis Dies at 39

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 21: Nelsan ellis arrives for the premiere of HBO's "True Blood" held at the Arclight Cinerama Dome  on June 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)

'True Blood' Star Nelsan Ellis Dies at 39

Hollywood is in shock over his sudden death.

Published July 8, 2017

Nelsan Ellis, the actor best known for his starring role on HBO's True Blood,  has tragically died at the age of 39.

"Nelsan has passed away after complications with heart failure," his manager Emily Gerson Saines told THR. "He was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed." He is survived by his grandmother, father, his son, and his eight siblings.

Ellis appeared in many films and TV shows, including The SoloistGet On Up, and Elementary. Fans and celebrities alike have taken to Twitter to voice their sadness over his shocking passing.

See how Twitter reacted to his tragic passing, below:

See Ellis perform in Send Me, above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Toby Canham/Getty Images)

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