'True Blood' star Nelsan Ellis dead
Actor Nelsan Ellis, famous for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's "True Blood", is dead. He was 39. The actor died on Saturday after complications from heart failure, reports variety.com. "We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis. Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of 'True Blood'. Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO," a statement issued on behalf of HBO read.