I am so sad about the death of Nelsan Ellis, a great talent gone too soon. Such a shock. ??
— Charlaine Harris (@RealCharlaine) July 8, 2017
Crushed today by the loss of my friend and castmate Nelsan Ellis. He was a wonderful person, a pioneer, and a one of a kind artist. RIP pic.twitter.com/fvtquhIac7
— Joe Manganiello (@JoeManganiello) July 8, 2017
— Carrie Preston (@carriepreston) July 8, 2017
My heart is broken today over the loss of @OfficialNelsan I was in complete awe of your talent and so honored to have known your kindness.
— Anna Camp (@TheRealAnnaCamp) July 8, 2017
I don’t know if I’ve ever seen the level of humility and kindness that came with the Magnificent Talent that Nelsan Ellis had. Miss u friend
— Sam Trammell (@SamTrammell) July 8, 2017
— Lauren Bowles (@LaurenEBowles) July 8, 2017
Nelsan Ellis was truly remarkable. A brilliant, charismatic, intelligent, soulful, wonderful dude. this is just completely tragic.
— Stephen Moyer (@smoyer) July 8, 2017
So blessed to share the screen with you you beautiful man. pic.twitter.com/DCD6WLAdJn
— Todd Lowe (@Todd__Lowe) July 8, 2017
— Deborah Ann Woll (@DeborahAnnWoll) July 8, 2017
— Kevin Alejandro (@kevinmalejandro) July 8, 2017
— Adina Porter (@AdinaPorter) July 8, 2017
The news of Ellis’ passing has reverberated throughout Hollywood, with many more sharing their heartbreak at news of the loss:
Heartbroken over the passing of Nelsan Ellis. He was always so sweet to me and so entertaining to watch in screen.
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) July 8, 2017
— Matt McGorry (@MattMcGorry) July 8, 2017
Very disturbed and sad that Nelsan Ellis has died. Such a huge talent. Such a wonderful man. The world is a poorer place today…
— Denis O’Hare (@denisohare) July 8, 2017
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 8, 2017
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) July 8, 2017
Ellis was a true talent who will be missed by all. Rest in peace.