Saturday, July 8, at the age of 39 years died a Hollywood actor, star of the popular American TV series «True blood» Nelsan Ellis, according to TASS and the magazine the Hollywood Reporter.
According to the representative of the actor, he «died as a result of complications caused by heart failure.»
Nelsan Ellis was born 30 November 1977 in Harvey, Illinois. Later he moved to new York where he graduated from the prestigious Juilliard acting school.
In addition to the role in the TV series «True blood» about the life of modern vampires, which brought him fame, Ellis also starred in such television projects as «Elementary» and «Veronica Mars».
Ellis starred in a big movie, playing, in particular, was nominated for four awards «Oscar» drama «Servants». He also played the role of Martin Luther king Jr. in the film-drama Director Lee Daniels «the Butler».
In total, he played in 14 movies and seven television series.