True Blood s Nelsan Ellis, who died at the age of 89, is being remembered by friends and former co-stars. Ellis, who played Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO vampire drama and Shinwell Johnson on CBS Elementary, died due to complications from heart failure. Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Joe Manganiello, who respectively played Sookie Stackhouse, Bill Compton and Alcide Herveaux on True Blood, took to social media to express their grief over the loss of a phenomenally talented, wonderful person. It was an utter privilege to work with the phenomenally talented and deeply kind soul. Pic. Twitter. Com/If67csduHzNelsan Ellis was truly remarkable. A brilliant, charismatic, intelligent, soulful, wonderful dude.
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This is just completely tragic. He was a wonderful person, a pioneer, and a one of a kind artist. Com/fvtquhIac7Charlaine Harris, author of the True Blood novels that inspired the series, has expressed her sorrow, calling Ellis a great talent gone too soon. I am so sad about the death of Nelsan Ellis, a great talent gone too soon. Such a shock.
💔The Elementary writers room has also expressed their deepest condolences, referring to Ellis as a treasured member of the Elementary family. Nelsan Ellis will always be a treasured member of the Elementary family. Our hearts prayers are w/his loved ones on this saddest of days. Unbelievably sad news. Nelsan was such a sweet, gentle soul with an enormous talent.
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Co/NDdoaeM6PjI don t know if I ve ever seen the level of humility and kindness that came with the Magnificent Talent that Nelsan Ellis had. Very disturbed and sad that Nelsan Ellis has died. Such a huge talent. Such a wonderful man. The world is a poorer place today Dearest #NelsanEllis, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest, you phenomenally talented genius.
Com/7OamZvBVNeHeart is shattered hearing of tragic news of #NelsanEllis passing. Devastated. He possessed such humility fearless talent. U r deeply loved#NelsanEllis you were pure genius. We were all so shockingly fortunate to work with you.
Graceful utterly fearless 💔💔💔 https: //t. Nelsan was a genius and a beautiful soul. Sending love to his family. My heart is broken by the passing of Nelsan Ellis.
A truly beautiful person. My love to his family and friends.