Nelsan Ellis

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Ellis in June 2009

Nelsan Ellis (November 30, 1977 – July 8, 2017) was an American actor and playwright. He was best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO series True Blood from 2008 to 2014. He also appeared in the movies The Butler (2013) and Get on Up (2014).

Ellis was born in Harvey, Illinois. He joined the United States Marines at the age of 17.

Ellis died from problems caused by heart failure on July 8, 2017 in New York City. He was 39.[1]

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  1. Parker, Ryan (July 8, 2017). "'True Blood' Star Nelsan Ellis Dies at 39". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 

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