‘Oz’ Actor Craig ‘muMs’ Grant Dead at 52

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“Oz” star and frequent Spike Lee collaborator Craig “muMs” Grant has passed away.

He was 52.

via NYDN:

Grant’s talent agency, confirmed his passing in an Instagram post.

“Our hearts are broken. It was a true pleasure representing this giant for the past 10 years. From the streets of the Bronx to the mountaintop, muMs lead with kindness, was a truly dynamic soul and his presence and his work will always and forever be missed,” the agency wrote.

The native New Yorker was shooting the Starz series “Hightown” in North Carolina when he died.

“My brother from OZ, I spent too much time with this man onset,” he tweeted. “Too many amazing stories. An incredible poet. This is heartbreaking. God Bless U my brotha. U will be missed.”

Grant had a history of working with Spike Lee, on “Bamboozled,” as well as “BlacKkKlansman,” and Netflix’s TV adaptation of “She’s Gotta Have It.” He also worked with Steven Soderbergh on “Side Effects” and “The Knick.”

Other credits of Grant’s include “Chappelle’s Show,” “Dark Water,” “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order,” “Birdman,” “Good Time,” and “Monsters and Men.”

In addition to appearances on multiple shows last year, including “High Maintenance,” Grant’s most recent role was in the short, “The Whistler.” The film “Scrapper,” in which he plays Leon, is currently in post-production.

Grant’s role as heroin addict Poet on “Oz” spanned all six seasons of the acclaimed HBO prison drama.


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