Nelsan Ellis has sadly passed away at the age of 39.
The actor was best known for his work as Lafayette Reynolds on the hit HBO series True Blood.
“Nelsan has passed away after complications with heart failure,” the actor’s manager Emily Gerson Sainesconfirmed to THR. “He was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed.”
Nelsan most recently appeared on the CBS series Elementary in a recurring role and he will be seen in the upcoming movie True to the Game, set for release this September.
We send our thoughts and condolences to Nelsan‘s loved ones during this difficult time.