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Nelsan Ellis

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Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Nelsan Ellis die at 77 and 39, respectively

The entertainment world lost two standout performers this past week, as actors Nelsan Ellis and Ji-Tu Cumbuka died within days of each other. Cumbuka’s July 4 demise was reported by his niece, Amber Holifield on her Facebook page. He was 77 years old and had been hospitalized in Atlanta after complications related to vascular disease.