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Openly Gay True Blood Actor Nelsan Ellis Dies at age 39

Openly Gay True Blood Actor Nelsan Ellis Dies at age 39

True Blood fans and co – stars are mourning the loss of  actor Nelsan Ellis who brought the role of Lafayette Reynolds to life.  Nelsan had been struggling for years having to deal with his drug and alcohol abuse, which unfortunately it ended his life.

Here is one of his most memorable scenes from the show.

This scene is perfect because it defeats all stereotypes that come with being gay. He stands up for what he believes in and is proud to be gay. That’s important to show on a mainstream television show so that viewers can be exposed to different sexualities

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Unfortunately it was reported that Nelsan had to deal with homophobia at the work place as well. A co – star who will not be named, left the show because he didn’t want to participate in the gay storyline.

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It’s clear that he was loved by everyone around him and he will be truly missed. Take a look below as we remember what he brought to this iconic role.

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