Alcohol Addiction Led to True Blood Actor Nelsan Ellis’s Death. He’s Far From Alone.

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By German Lopez

Original Source: vox.com

America’s drug crisis has led to another tragic celebrity death. Only the drug crisis in this case isn’t the nation’s opioid epidemic. Instead, it’s a drug crisis that’s been with us for much longer: alcohol.

Last week, True Blood actor Nelsan Ellis died at age 39. A few days after his death, Ellis’s family released a statement to the Hollywood Reporter confirming the death was linked to alcohol and other drugs:

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…click here to continue reading

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