More details are emerging surrounding the untimely death of True Blood actor Nelsan Ellis. His family revealed today (July 10), that Ellis battles alcoholism and the heart failure he suffered was due to withdrawal.
With hopes of helping those battling alcohol issues, Ellis’ family released the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter:
Nelsan’s father has bravely agreed for me to share the circumstances of Nelsan’s heart failure. Nelsan has suffered with drug and alcohol abuse for years. After many stints in rehab, Nelsan attempted to withdraw from alcohol on his own. According to his father, during his withdrawal from alcohol he had a blood infection, his kidneys shut down, his liver was swollen, his blood pressure plummeted, and his dear sweet heart raced out of control.
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