True Blood star died from alcohol withdrawal complications

True Blood star died from alcohol withdrawal complications

Actor Nelsan Ellis’s family has spoken about the actor’s death on Saturday, in an effort to help other people who suffer from addiction. The True Blood star died after years of suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. In a statement, his family said Ellis, 39, was ashamed of his addiction and did not want to talk about it. But they added: “His family, however, believes that in death he would want his life to serve…

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Brexit talks 'to focus on withdrawal first'

Brexit talks 'to focus on withdrawal first'

Formal Brexit negotiations will first focus on issues to do with the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, as part of a sequenced approach to talks, the European Commission has said. The BBC has been told by EU sources that the talks will follow the EU’s preferred pattern of exit negotiations first, with the future relations between the two sides at a later date. The UK’s Department for Exiting the EU said it still held the…

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Charlie Gard: Parents to appeal withdrawal of life support

Charlie Gard: Parents to appeal withdrawal of life support

Parents of a baby with a rare condition are appealing against a High Court decision to withdraw life support. Specialists at Great Ormond Street say eight-month-old Charlie Gard is unable to move and has significant irreversible brain damage. In April doctors were told they could move Charlie into palliative care. His parents said they were “devastated by the result” and will apply to the Appeal Court to re-examine the decision on Tuesday. Chris Gard and…

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