Nelsan Ellis

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Nelsan Ellis
Nelsan Ellis at True Blood premiere party (crop).jpg
Ellis at the True Blood Season Two premiere party at Paramount Studios in June 2009
Born(1977-11-30)November 30, 1977
DiedJuly 8, 2017(2017-07-08) (aged 39)
Cause of deathComplications from alcohol withdrawal
EducationIllinois State University
Juilliard School (BFA)
OccupationActor, playwright
Years active2002–2017

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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