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Nelsan Ellis' Loved Ones Confirm The True Blood Actor Died Due To Alcohol Withdrawal Complications

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We now know what caused Nelsan Ellis' untimely death.

As we previously reported, the True Blood star passed away on Saturday due to heart failure. He was only 39.

Since Ellis was relatively young at the time of his passing, many wondered what brought on the Juilliard alum's heart problems. Thankfully, Nelsan's family has chosen to open up about the late actor's health as they've given Ellis' manager, Emily Gerson Saines, to release the exact circumstances around The Butler performer's death.

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In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Saines confirmed via the Ellis family that Nelsan struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years. Nelsan's loved ones explained:

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