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‘True Blood’ Star Nelsan Ellis Dead at 39

By Teonny Spears / Published on Saturday, 08 Jul 2017 16:08 PM / No Comments

I have some surprising and sad news to share with all of you True Blood fans out there.

It’s being reported that Nelsan Ellis, the actor known for his role of Lafayette on the HBO series True Blood, died at the age of 39.

His manager, Emily Gerson Saines, reveals that he was batteling heart failure:

“Nelsan has passed away after complications with heart failure. He was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed.”

Nelson is one of the few stars to appear in all seasons of True Blood, which ended its run in 2014.

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Teonny Spears
26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists.
After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for Defglam.com, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year.

In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at PopGlitz.com, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent.

Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.