Celebrities React to Death of True Blood Star Nelsan Ellis

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Nelsan Ellis tragically passed away on July 8, 2017. 

The celebrity world reacted in shock at the loss of such a talented actor and took to social media to reveal their views on the matter. 

Scroll down for reactions from Nelsan's co-stars and friends, and other celebrities who respected what he brought to the roles he was cast in. 

1. Sam Trammell

Sam Trammell
“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.”

2. Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer
“Just got word that we lost @nelsanellisofficial. My heart breaks for his kids and family. #RIPNelsanEllis. #brillIantactor #trueblood #getonup #thesoloist #thehelp,” Octavia posted on Twitter and Instagram

3. Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union
“My God, such a beautiful soul and talented artist. Blown. Away. #RIP,” the Being Mary Jane star shared with fans.

4. Denis O'Hare

Denis O'Hare
“Very disturbed and sad that Nelsan Ellis has died. Such a huge talent. Such a wonderful man. The world is a poorer place today.”

5. Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz
“May your transition be full of love, light and peace, @OfficialNelsan. Thank you for sharing your magical gifts with us,” the This Is Us star wrote.

6. Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe
“Heartbroken over the passing of Nelsan Ellis. He was always so sweet to me and so entertaining to watch in screen."

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