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“True Blood” actor Nelsan Ellis died from complications of alcohol withdrawal following years of drug and alcohol abuse, his family revealed Monday.
“After many stints in rehab, Nelsan attempted to withdraw from alcohol on his own,” manager Emily Gerson Saines said, with the family’s permission, in an exclusive statement to the Hollywood Reporter.
“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.”