Nelsan Ellis, one of the stars of HBO’s wildly successful television show, True Blood, passed away this weekend at the young age of 39. His iconic character, Lafayette was a fan favorite and his untimely passing comes as a shock to fans that were not aware that Ellis suffered from a heart condition. His death was due to heart failure and he will be greatly missed. He was very talented with memorable roles in films Get on Up, The Help, The Express, The Soloist and The Butler among others. I only met Ellis once and he was as sweet as pie. We had a nice conversation, no interview, just a conversation between two people. I liked him a lot and I was a fan of his work. Such an incredible loss. Rest in Peace Nelson. You left your mark on this world. God Bless.