Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family, his band-mates and his many friends." Brooklyn native Martin Landau died July 15, 2017, at the age of 89, his publicist said.
The Oscar-winning actor starred in the 1994 film "Ed Wood" and in the 1960s television series "Mission: Impossible." Landau started his career as a 17-year-old cartoonist at the New York Daily News.
Actress Sharon Tate, who was pregnant, was among his earliest victims."Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of 'True Blood.' Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO." Known to fans as Lafayette Reynolds on the vampire series, Ellis also appeared in "The Help," "Elementary," "Get on Up," "Little Boxes" and "The Butler." Joan Lee, wife of Marvel Comics' Stan Lee, died on July 6, 2017, in Los Angeles after reportedly suffering a stroke earlier in the week. The former British hat model was married to Lee for 69 years.The couple lived in New York City when Lee started working for Marvel Comics and moved to California in 1981.The 39-year-old died due to complications from heart failure."We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis," HBO said in a statement.
He was taken to UCLA Medical Center, but could not be revived, Dimitriades said.