Emotional Tributes Flow In Memory Of Late ‘True Blood’ Star Nelsan Ellis

Friends and colleagues have come together to pay tribute to Nelsan Ellis, the star of HBO‘s True Blood, who passed away this week at the age of 39, following complications from heart failure. 
Ellis has been remembered as a generous and kind man and a great actor by all who knew him. Charliane Harris, the author of the True Blood novels, expressed heartbreak upon hearing of his passing:

Alan Ball, who created the TV series, made a brief statement, saying that: “Nelsan was a singular talent whose creativity never ceased to amaze me. Working with him was a privilege.”
His cast-mates have also weighed in, with Joe Mangianello, who played the werewolf Alcide on the show, saying he is “crushed” by the loss of his kind and wonderful friend:
Anna Paquin, who played the show’s heroine Sookie Stackhouse, said that she is “devastated” by her friend’s untimely death, saying that it was an “utter privilege” to work with him:
The other stars have also begun to pay tribute, sharing photographs and remembrances of their “phenomenally talented” friend and colleague:

The news of Ellis’ passing has reverberated throughout Hollywood, with many more sharing their heartbreak at news of the loss:

Ellis was a true talent who will be missed by all. Rest in peace. 

Source: Twitter.
Photo: HBO.