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NEW YORK - JULY 25: 'Folie a Deux' -- When a serial bomber becomes active again after being dormant for six years, Watson seeks help from Shinwell Johnson (Nelsan Ellis), a former patient whose life she saved when she was a surgeon. Also, Holmes senses Watson is unhappy and questions whether she is still fulfilled by her detective career, on the fifth season premiere of ELEMENTARY, Sunday, Oct. 2 (10:00-11:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured Nelsan Ellis as Shinwell Johnson (Photo by Michael Parmelee/CBS via Getty Images)

Nelsan Ellis Cause Of Death Linked To Alcohol Withdrawal Complications

The actor's family released a statement about his struggle with drugs and alcohol in an effort to help others.