Actor Craig “muMs” Grant died Wednesday, his talent agency confirmed.
“We are heartbroken over the loss of one of the most genuine, caring, loving souls we have ever had the pleasure of representing,” the agency said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Craig was more than our client, he was our dear friend. We all just lost a phenomenal man.”
Grant, 53, was most known for his role on the HBO series “Oz.” He also made appearances in “Chappelle’s Show,” “The Sopranos,” “Boston Legal,” “Law & Order,” “Nurse Jackie” and “NCIS: New Orleans.”
Grant was filming a recurring role for “Hightown” and was set to film “All the Queen’s Men” at the time of his death, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Craig MuMs Grant, Actor Who Played Poet on ‘Oz,’ Dies at 53 https://t.co/5EaM8P9uAF
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 25, 2021
The LABryinth Theater Company also confirmed Grant’s death in an Instagram post. (RELATED: ‘Arrested Development’ Star Jessica Walter Dies At 80)
“The LAByrinth Theater family is deeply saddened to share the news of the unexpected loss of Craig ‘muMs’ Grant,” the statement said.
“We’ll forever miss our friend… muMs’ presence, performances, and words inspired a generation.”
“His legacy will live on, from the Bronx and into the beyond. Keep rocking the mic, Schemer!” the statement continued.