"We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis," HBO said in a statement."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.Retired Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay, who twice won the league's Cy Young Award and threw one of only two no-hitters in postseason history, died on Nov.7, 2017, when his small plane crashed off the west coast of Florida. Halladay pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies over a 15-year career.
2, 2017, at age 66, his long-time manager Tony Dimitriades said in a statement.Bennington had been the band's vocalist since 1999.Linkin Park rose to fame in the early 2000s with hits like "Numb" and "In the End." The band was set to perform at Citi Field on July 28.Petty had a heart attack and was found unconscious at his home in Malibu.He was taken to UCLA Medical Center, but could not be revived, Dimitriades said.