Craig “muMs” Grant, recognized for his function of Arnold ‘Poet’ Jackson on HBO’s Oz, has died on the age of 52. The actor and author died on Wednesday, a consultant for Grant advised PEOPLE in an announcement.
“We’re heartbroken over the lack of probably the most real, caring, loving souls we’ve got ever had the pleasure of representing,” the assertion reads. “muMs was greater than our shopper, he was our pricey good friend. All of us simply misplaced an outstanding man.”
In keeping with his rep, Grant was filming a recurring function on Starz’ Hightown in Wilmington, North Carolina, on the time of his loss of life and was scheduled to journey to Atlanta to complete to wrap on a recurring arc on the BET+ collection All of the Queen’s Males.
Born and raised in New York Metropolis, Grant began his profession as part of the critically acclaimed Nuyorican Poetry Slam Group.
He went on to develop into an lively member of the LAByrinth Theater Firm alongside the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who as soon as mentioned that his writing was “Shakespearean” in its complexity and richness. Whereas working with LAByrinth, Grant staged an autobiographical one-man present titled A Sucker Emcee, which featured hip-hop and slam poetry based mostly on his private upbringing.
On tv, Grant labored on a myriad of exhibits together with Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It, Chapelle’s Present, The Sopranos, Luke Cage, Nurse Jackie and Excessive Upkeep. He appeared on all six seasons of Oz as Poet, a heroin addict imprisoned for armed theft and tried homicide.
Along with TV, Grant’s movie credit embody the Safdie brothers’ Good Time, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Sudden Advantage of Ignorance) and Steven Soderbergh’s Aspect Results.