Details On Death Of Actor Nelsan Ellis Released

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Over the weekend we learned about the passing of 32 year old actor Nelsan Ellis. Most know him from HBO's show "True Blood". 

When the news first broke, very little details were released. Today, the family of Ellis has let the public know that his heart failure was due to complications with alcohol withdrawal. 

A statement released through Ellis' family spoke on his battle with drug and alcohol addiction in attempt to help those who may also be suffering. 

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