Lafayette - True Blood Memes

Nelsan Ellis aka Lafayette Reynolds from True Blood sadly passed away.  This article celebrates his life through memes.  He was a major reason why I got hooked to the series.  Nelsan was 39-years-old and died after complications from heart failure.  Ellis was born on November 30, 1977 and started playing Lafayette in 2008.


Nelsan appeared on True Blood until the series ended in 2014.  Lafayette was a flamboyant character on the series that gave me life.  He was a short order cook at Bellefleur's Bar and Grill who always had the right words.  Lafayette was Lettie's nephew and Tara's cousin.  He was in a relationship with Jesus Velasquez which left him possessed by a demon.

Lafayette True Blood Memes
Lafayette True Blood Memes
Ellis was born in Harvey, Illinois, a city very close to Chicago.  Sadly, his mother had a difficult life.  She broke down after the death of her brother.  As a result, Nelsan and his siblings became wards of the state.

Lafayette True Blood Memes
Lafayette True Blood Memes

Ellis' father wasn't in his life but eventually his grandmother stepped in and raised him.

Lafayette True Blood Memes
Lafayette True Blood Memes

Nelsan grew up in Alabama but eventually moved back to Illinois.

Lafayette True Blood Memes
Lafayette True Blood Memes

He graduated from Thornridge High School in 1997.

Lafayette True Blood Memes
Lafayette True Blood Memes

After graduating he joined the Marines and was eventually accepted to Juilliard.

Lafayette True Blood Memes
Lafayette True Blood Memes

What do you think about Nelsan Ellis' death? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.



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