"I can't believe he's gone": 'True Blood' co-star writes emotional heartfelt tribute for Nelsan Ellis

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Stephen Moyer, who featured alongside Nelsan Ellis in the HBO fantasy drama, 'True Blood' has written a heartfelt letter for his late co-star.

In a thoughtful post on his Facebook page, Moyor remember Ellis for his brilliance both behind and in front of the camera, recollecting the days of shooting with him and remembering how his character was kept alive, despite the novel mentioning otherwise, due to his power-packed execution of the same.

"I’m not sure I have ever seen, before or since, people crowd around a monitor at video village with their hands clapped to their mouths from shock, sheer laughter and wonder as the actor playing Lafayette jiggled and shook and humped the butchers block to get his point across. it was completely original, funny, sardonic, risqué and brilliant," Moyer recollected.

Read his full post below:

Nelsan tragically died due to a heart failure at the age of 39, as confirmed by his manager Emily Gerson Saines on Saturday.

HBO, which hosted the show for a period of 6 years, for which Nelsan received widespread popularity, also released a statement after the passing of the actor stating, “We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis. Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of True Blood. Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO.”

Watch one of his most popular scenes from True Blood here to get a hint of what made Nelsan's portrayal on the show so special.

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