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.
“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.”
“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
“My God, such a beautiful soul and talented artist. Blown. Away. #RIP,” the Being Mary Jane star shared with fans.
“Very disturbed and sad that Nelsan Ellis has died. Such a huge talent. Such a wonderful man. The world is a poorer place today.”
“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.
“Heartbroken over the passing of Nelsan Ellis. He was always so sweet to me and so entertaining to watch in screen."