Nelsan Ellis was an American actor and famous for his role on the HBO blockbuster vampire saga ‘True Blood’ as Lafayette. He dies at the age of 39 due to suffer from heart failure complications. The talented actor’s death news is confirmed by his manager to the Press Association. The actor was charming and entertaining for the fans as won the award and titles for the series premiered from 2008 to 2014. He also exposed his acting skills in the 2014 film “Get on Up” into the character of Bobby Byrd. He took birth on November 30, 1978 in the city of Harvey, Illinois. The actor will be missed forever because of his amazing work into ‘True Blood’. In the beginning, the actor started with little roles which helped him to learn lot of things in life. Here learn more about Nelsan Ellis wife and family life.
He started his career in the Hollywood with struggle. He rarely got the roles in the movies. Later, he sticked on his decision and got the iconic role on the Television.
Career and Life
Nelsan first appeared at Merlotte’s Grill in 2008. He came into acting field when joined famous Juilliard School in New York City. He impressed everyone from the role of Lafayette in ‘True Blood’. This led him to got chance into the American procedural drama series, “Elementary”. Nelsan proved again that he is best in his field of interest. The characters played also fetched him NAACP, Ewwy and Screen awards. He never looked back and moved towards successful after lot of struggle. Fans still praise his acting skills and talent. Ellis is of American nationality and of African-American ethnicity. Keep reading to know his personal life.
Was Nelsan Ellis Gay?
Well, it’s just a rumor because the information is not confirmed through any reliable sources. Ellis is a simple guy who looks good. He has huge fans mostly females. But still he never disclosed his personal life in front of media. He kept it wrap off from outside world. The dating or relationship also never came to hear about him. This shows that he was concentrated on his career instead of engaging in a relationship. Fans always desired to marry him a beautiful lady in life. But Nelsan’s stand was clear towards girls and media.
Net Worth and Income
Nelsan was a talented guy and generating good revenue from acting job. His annual income was calculated as $500 thousand. He also made money from the endorsements, commercials and fashion show. The whole Nelsan Ellis net worth is estimated about $3 Million as his role on True Blood was prominent.
Cause of Death
He died due to complications with heart failure. Fans and celebrities are stunned after the talented actor’s death. They paying tribute on the social media to Ellis. The co-stars Michael McMillian, Aisha Hinds, Kristin Bauer and Lauren Bowles had expressed their feelings on the Twitter. The death news is confirmed to Press Association by Nelson’s manager. The Hollywood lost one of the fine actors in the industry.