SAD NEWS– It broke everyones heart this weekend to find out that 39 year old, True Blood star, Nelsan Ellis had passed away. Many wondering why? Well BOTH his former manager Emily Gerson Saines and his family has released statements.
Via The Jasmine Brand.com, his former manager states:
“According to his father, during his withdrawal from alcohol he had a blood infection, his kidneys shut down, his lover was swollen, his blood pressure plummeted, and his dear sweet heart raced out of control.”
Apparently, Nelson had been unknowingly abusing drugs and alcohol for years!
A family member states:
“On the morning of Saturday July 8th, after four days in Woodhul Hospital, Nelson was pronounced dead. Nelson was a gentle, generous and kind soul. He was a father, a son, a grandson, a brother, a nephew, and a great friend to those that were lucky enough to know him. Nelsan was ashamed of his addiction and thus was reluctant to talk about it during his life. His family, however, believes that in death he would want his life to serve as a cautionary tale in an attempt to help others.”
This is EXTREMELY sad!
Nelsan was also gearing up for the release of “True To The Game,” in which he plays a character by the name of Tyrik. The film is set to release September 2017.
In a released statement, Imani Entertainment [Imani Motion Picture] says the following:
“Imani Motion Pictures would like to formally extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Nelsan Ellis. Nelsan Ellis was a classically trained actor that impacted the world with his talent. From commanding the attention as a fan favorite on HBO’s True Blood to becoming family to us as a primary star of our upcoming film, True To The Game. Nelsan was a consummate professional who the True To The Game family was proud to not only call colleague but friend. He will be sorely missed. Much Love and Light.”
If you or someone you know is suffering from drug and/or alcoholism, please seek help immediately!