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“True Blood” actor Nelsan Ellis has been laid to rest. On Saturday, July 22, Ellis, who died at age 39 just over two weeks ago, was buried at the Holy Temple Cathedral in his home state of Illinois. Several of Ellis’ “True Blood” co-stars, including Anna Paquin (Sookie), Carrie Preston (Arlene, and Rutina Wesley (Tara, attended…

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Award-winning American film and television actor and playwright Nelsan Ellis, 39, died after complications from heart failure on Saturday, July 8, 2017. A celebration of Ellis’ life will take place on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. The viewing and funeral service will be open to the public.  A public viewing will be held on Friday, July 21,…

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Nelsan Ellis struggled with alcohol addiction prior to his death. The actor — who was most known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds in the hit HBO supernatural drama “True Blood” from 2008 until the series ended in 2014 — tragically passed away on Saturday, July 8, at the age of 36 after suffering from complications…

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Hollywood is mourning the loss of actor Nelsan Ellis. Best known for his breakout role as Lafayette on HBO’s “True Blood,” Ellis reportedly died after complications with heart failure. He was 39. “We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis,” HBO said in a statement. “Nelsan was a longtime member of…

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HBO’s hit show “True Blood” has been rather fearless when it comes to showcasing LGBT characters, showing many of its stars in erotic situations with both men and women. But according to a new report, one of the show’s former stars just wasn’t comfortable with playing and he quit because of it. Actor Luke Grimes…

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Hollywood may still have barriers to tear down when it comes to gay, bisexual and transgender actors, but many straight actors have played gay parts on camera and won acclaim for their portrayals of the lives of LGBT characters. Check out our list of actors who have played gay characters below. –nicholas robinson  

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