Gallery: 2017 Celebrity Deaths
"It was an utter privilege to work with the phenomenally talented and deeply kind soul," she wrote. "I'm devastated by his untimely death."
Along with the tribute, she shared a photo from scene between to two actors, which brought on the feels for many fans.
Followers reached out to Paquin with condolences and thoughts on Ellis, who passed away on Saturday at 39.
Devastating. He was a phenomenal actor. I loved his work. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking about u & all of his loved ones.— Sat (@satishere) July 9, 2017
So devasting for us fans i can't imagine how you all are feeling ?— ?Jackie S. ??? (@jaxson810) July 8, 2017
Along with those sentiments, many True Blood die-hard fans shared gifs of some of their favorite Lafayette moments, which were a high-point in the horror drama.
I imagine he will inspire artists, outcasts, storytellers, prognosticators and the avant-garde for generations. pic.twitter.com/BsQ1i6ddsY— Andy Liebling (@andrebretonic) July 9, 2017
Photo Credit: HBO