‘True Blood’ Star
Dead at 39
7/8/2017 12:43 PM PDT
Ellis also appeared in “The Help,” and starred in the TV show, “Elementary.” He also appeared in the moves, “Get On Up” and “The Stanford Prison Experiment” … and played Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”
HBO issued a statement saying Ellis will be dearly missed.
So far no word on the underlying problem that triggered the heart failure.
He leaves behind a son.
Ellis was 39.