Nelsan Ellis’ True Blood family is quite jarred by news of a actor’s death. Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Deborah Ann Woll, Joe Manganiello, Kristin Bauer outpost Straten, and some-more common their reactions on amicable media after Ellis died from heart failure, that his manager Emily Gerson Saines reliable to EW Saturday. He was 39.
Paquin led a expel of True Blood as Sookie Stackhouse and common countless scenes with Ellis’ Lafayette. “It was an finish payoff to work with a phenomenally means and deeply kind essence .@OfficialNelsan,” she tweeted. “I’m ravaged by his black death.”
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“Nelsan Ellis was truly remarkable,” Moyer wrote. “A brilliant, charismatic, intelligent, soulful, smashing dude. This is only totally tragic.”
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) July 8, 2017
Nelsan Ellis was truly remarkable. A brilliant, charismatic, intelligent, soulful, smashing dude. this is only totally tragic.
— Stephen Moyer (@smoyer) July 8, 2017
Woll, who played Jessica on a HBO vampire drama, called a news “heartbreaking.”
“Stunned, ravaged by a terrible news of @OfficialNelsan’s passing,” Michael McMillian, a actor behind Steve Newlin, tweeted. “Nelsan was a talent and a pleasing soul. Sending adore to his family.”
Manganiello and Bauer, another dual longtime members of a cast, penned some-more intense statements about Ellis on Instagram. “Crushed currently by a detriment of my crony and castmate Nelsan Ellis. He was a smashing person, a pioneer, and a one of a kind artist. Watching him work was like examination someone channel a spirit. It was mesmerizing. RIP,” a male behind werewolf Alcide wrote.
— Deborah Ann Woll (@DeborahAnnWoll) July 8, 2017
Stunned, ravaged by a terrible news of @OfficialNelsan‘s passing. Nelsan was a talent and a pleasing soul. Sending adore to his family.
— Michael McMillian (@McMillzz) July 8, 2017
Crushed currently by a detriment of my crony and castmate Nelsan Ellis. He was a smashing person, a pioneer, and a one of a kind artist. Watching him work was like examination someone channel a spirit. It was mesmerizing. RIP
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One of a sweetest many means group I’ve ever met. A terrible detriment for all of us. Rest In Peace Nelsan. You will be missed. we don’t know how else to put disproportion to this terribly unhappy news…#truebloodforever #truebloodfamily #nelsanellis #lafayette
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Sam Trammell, Anna Camp, Lauren Bowles, Todd Lowe, Aisha Hinds, and Michael Raymond-James were among a other True Blood expel members pity memories about their depressed friend.
Kevin Alejandro played Jesus, Lafayette’s supernaturally charged brujo boyfriend, on True Blood. He common a still of one of their honeyed on-screen moments, writing, “I am speechless… we am heartbroken… Rest In Peace my friend.”
— Kevin Alejandro (@kevinmalejandro) July 8, 2017
“I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a turn of piety and affability that came with a Magnificent Talent that Nelsan Ellis had,” tweeted Trammell, who played Sam Merlotte, trainer of Lafayette.
“This DEVASTATING news about @OfficialNelsan only EMPTIED me,” Hinds wrote. “His flitting is tough to routine right now… So. Gifted.”
I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a turn of piety and affability that came with a Magnificent Talent that Nelsan Ellis had. Miss u friend
— Sam Trammell (@SamTrammell) July 8, 2017
My heart is damaged currently over a detriment of @OfficialNelsan we was in finish astonishment of your talent and so respected to have famous your kindness.
— Anna Camp (@TheRealAnnaCamp) July 8, 2017
I. Am. So. Sad. https://t.co/qk0SWqzwCq
— Lauren Bowles (@LaurenEBowles) July 8, 2017
— Lauren Bowles (@LaurenEBowles) July 8, 2017
So sanctified to share a shade with we we pleasing man. pic.twitter.com/DCD6WLAdJn
— Todd Lowe (@Todd__Lowe) July 8, 2017
— janina gavankar (@Janina) July 8, 2017
Very uneasy and unhappy that Nelsan Ellis has died. Such a outrageous talent. Such a smashing man. The universe is a poorer place today…
— Denis O’Hare (@denisohare) July 8, 2017
This DEVASTATING news about @OfficialNelsan only EMPTIED me….His flitting is tough to routine right now…💔 So.Gifted.
— Aisha Hinds (@AishaHinds) July 8, 2017
Unbelievably unhappy news. Nelsan was such a sweet, peaceful essence with an huge talent. He will be missed severely RIP https://t.co/NDdoaeM6Pj
— MichaelRaymond-James (@MRaymondJames) July 8, 2017
— Mariana Klaveno (@MarianaKlaveno) July 8, 2017
Heart is cracked conference of comfortless news of #NelsanEllis passing. Devastated.He hexed such piety intrepid talent. U r deeply loved
— Michelle Forbes (@MishkaForbes) July 8, 2017
Anthony Hemingway, who destined episodes of True Blood, called Ellis a “dear friend, brother, extraordinary talent, amatory father family man.” Writer Elisabeth Finch, who penned episodes of seasons 2 and 3, recalls him being a “pure f—ing genius.”
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True Blood author Charlaine Harris tweeted quickly about her “shock.” She combined on Instagram, “Such a good talent left distant too soon.”
I am so unhappy about a genocide of Nelsan Ellis, a good talent left too soon. Such a shock. 💔
— Charlaine Harris (@RealCharlaine) July 8, 2017
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HBO and array creator Alan Ball expelled statements shortly after a news became public. “Nelsan was a unaccompanied talent whose creativity never ceased to dazzle me. Working with him was a privilege,” Ball said.
“We were intensely saddened to hear of a flitting of Nelsan Ellis,” HBO’s matter read. “Nelsan was a long-time member of a HBO family whose groundbreaking description of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within a altogether bequest of True Blood. Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us during HBO.”
One of Ellis’ final performances was an extended arc on a fifth deteriorate of CBS’ Elementary. The uncover expelled an central matter and executive producers Rob Doherty and Carl Beverly pronounced Ellis “will always be a appreciated member of a Elementary family” in a Twitter post.
Nelsan Ellis was a means artist. We join his fans in remembering his accomplishments extend a sympathies to his family and friends.
— Elementary (@Elementary_CBS) July 9, 2017
Nelsan Ellis will always be a appreciated member of a Elementary family. Our hearts prayers are w/his desired ones on this saddest of days.
— Elementary Writers (@ELEMENTARYStaff) July 8, 2017
Chadwick Boseman, who costarred with Ellis in a 2014 James Bond biopic Get on Up opted to “celebrate” Ellis with photos from their film together.
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See some-more reactions from celebrities below.
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) July 8, 2017
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 8, 2017
So so unhappy to hear about a flitting of such an an moving artist. Nelsan Ellis, your talent will be remembered for a prolonged time. 👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/oJSz8RNiRe
— Yahya Abdul-Mateen 2 (@yahya) July 8, 2017
Nelsan Ellis was a kind essence and a extensive talent. What a terrible loss. Heartbreaking. https://t.co/HNhq1DMYs9
— Robert Hewitt Wolfe (@writergeekrhw) July 8, 2017
Heartbroken about @OfficialNelsan . Such a pleasing tellurian being. Man….
— Tika Sumpter (@iamtikasumpter) July 8, 2017
You will be severely missed Nelsan Ellis. 😢 Honored to have famous you. #jyardkids
— Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb) July 8, 2017
RIP Nelsan Ellis 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/BYDLeCsoRM
— Q. Allan Brocka (@allanbrocka) July 8, 2017
wow rest in assent nelsan ellis. a good and underrated actor.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) July 8, 2017
May your transition be full of love, light and peace, @OfficialNelsan. Thank we for pity your enchanting gifts with us. ❤️
— Chrissy Metz (@ChrissyMetz) July 8, 2017
Heartbroken over a flitting of Nelsan Ellis. He was always so honeyed to me and so interesting to watch in screen.
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) July 8, 2017
— Sterling K Brown (@sterlingkb1) July 8, 2017
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 8, 2017
Just got word that we mislaid @nelsanellisofficial. My heart breaks for his kids and family. #RIPNelsanEllis. #brillIantactor #trueblood #getonup #thesoloist #thehelp. The initial time we met him was on a set of a soloist and we were during operation with a lot of a homeless expel members, and Nelsan was personification a counselor. He walked in wearing a span of propitious camo load pants, a primitive white tshirt, a beret, and a denim jacket. Needless to contend he was gorgeous, sexy. But his talent had me speechless. We became present friends after that. He was sooooo funny. we skip him. #nelsanellis
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