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Nelsan Ellis

Nov 30, 1977 – Jul 8, 2017 (Age 39)

Obituary

Nelsan Ellis, the actor who starred on "True Blood," died Saturday, July 8, 2017, following complications with heart failure, according to multiple news sources. He was 39. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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The role as Shinwell Johnson was memorable in Elementary. It was heartbreaking when Shinwell dies in the series. Later when watching Elementary to learn of the real life death of Nelsan Ellis was a real life event causes a aching in my heart and my prayers go out to the family and friends that had to chance to meet Nelsan in person. He was an amazing actor and will truly be missed.

We will never forget the pleasure received from the great performance of Nelsan's craft. He was an excellent actor and his talents will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences.

NEVER EVER KNOWN YOU......YOUR ACTING WAS BEYOUND GREAT, MAY YOUR MEMORIES AND THE LOVE YOU SHARED LIVE IN THE LIVES THAT YOU HAVE TOUCHED DEARLY...ANOTHER EXCELLANT ACTOR IN HEAVEN....PEACE AND LOVE IN THE NAME YOU LEFT UPON THIS EARTH WILL FOREVER BE TREASURED.....S. J. ALA...

It has been a little over a year, you are sadly missed, you may be gone, but this fan has not forgotten you. my condolences to his family and friends. RIP. Remember we are all made up of energy, possibly God's energy and energy cannot be destroyed. Nelsan Ellis had amazing energy.

I was so sorry to hear of the death of this fine actor.I watched him on Elementary,The Help and The Butler.My condolences to his family...may he rest in the Lord's arms forever.

GB in Colonie NY

Rest In Peace

Nelsan Ellis portrayed one of my favorite True Blood characters, Lafayette. Thank you Alan Ball for not following the SVM book series! Lafayette was my very first favorites on the show. Then loved it when he was involved with Eric and Pam's story line. I have not seen everything Nelsan acted in but I can tell he was brilliant in all other roles. You're going to be missed SO much and would have loved to seen future roles. You made True Blood awesome along with Eric and Pam. You sported the...

He was a very charismatic person with a great heart and big smile, I've seen all of his work and only hoped that I could have met him in life...such a loss for the entertainment industry, I just watched his last performance on true to the game and am saddened at the fact that if they keep going that he won't be apart of it...I love you Nelsan and rest easy