Actor Nelsan Ellis Dies At 39

Nelsan Ellis's Family Reveals the Circumstances of the 'True Blood' Actor's Death      This is so sad

Nelsan Ellis's Family Reveals the Circumstances of the 'True Blood' Actor's Death This is so sad

"Nelsan is best known for his role as Lafayette Renolds on the HBO "#True Blood". "Working with him was a privilege", Ball said.

Octavia Spencer, who shared the screen with Ellis on "The Help" and "The Soloist", said they became "instant friends" after meeting on the set of the latter. "My heart breaks for his kids and family".

Ellis, who was born in IL in 1977 spent a majority of his childhood in Alabama but moved back to Chicago when he was 15, writes the source.

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However, the actor found he did not like being a member of the Marines and quit shortly after he joined.

As news of his death spread many fans posted a clip from the show where Ellis's character bursts out of his restaurant kitchen to confront a table of homophobic diners.

After a single season on Fox's "The Inside" opposite Rachel Nichols and Adam Baldwin and an episode of "Veronica Mars", Ellis was then cast in the role that would define his career - gay short order cook Lafayette Reynolds.

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Ellis' other work included his performance as Martin Luther King Jr in the film The Butler, and the role of Bobby Byrd in the James Brown biopic Get On Up. The 39-year old actor briefly moved to live with his aunt before returning to Chicago.

Manganiello added: "He was a wonderful person, a pioneer, and a one of a kind artist". He is survived by his son, seven siblings, father and grandmother.

Read over 30 of those celeb tributes in this slideshow, starting with posts from Nelsan's True Blood family, including co-star Stephen Moyer's nearly-400-word eulogy.

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