Craig ‘muMs’ Grant, known for starring in HBO’s Oz and a number of Spike Lee projects, has passed away at the age of 52

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Craig ‘muMs’ Grant, best known for starring on the TV series Oz and regularly collaborating with Spike Lee, died on Wednesday at the age of 52.

While the star’s cause of death has yet to be determined, LAByrinth Theater Company, of which he was a member, announced his death.

“The LAByrinth Theater family is deeply saddened to share the news of the unexpected loss of Craig ‘muMs’ Grant,” the report read.

Gone Too Early: Craig “muMs” Grant, best known for starring in the TV series Oz and regularly working with Spike Lee, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 52; seen in 2013

The group continued, ‘We will forever miss our friend, brother, LAB member, Emcee, mentor, poet, actor, spoken word giant and fire-breathing teddy bear. The presence, performances and words of muMs inspired a generation. His legacy will live on from the Bronx to beyond. Keep rocking the microphone, Dusk! ‘

At the time of his death, THR reported that Grant “ had a recurring role on the Starz series Hightown in Wilmington, North Carolina, and would travel to Atlanta on Monday to play a recurring arc on the BET streaming series All the Queen’s Men. ”

The actor also recently completed production of Steven Soderbergh’s crime thriller film No Sudden Move, which will be released on HBO Max in 2022.

Unexpected: Although cause of death of the star has yet to be determined, LAByrinth Theater Company, of which he was a member, announced his death (seen in 2015)

Unexpected: Although cause of death of the star has yet to be determined, LAByrinth Theater Company, of which he was a member, announced his death (seen in 2015)

Unexpected: Although cause of death of the star has yet to be determined, LAByrinth Theater Company, of which he was a member, announced his death (seen in 2015)

Grant’s agency released a statement saying, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the most sincere, caring, loving souls we have ever had the privilege of representing.”

Craig was more than our client, he was our dear friend. We’ve all just lost a phenomenal man, ”she added.

In addition to appearing on such series as Chappelle’s Show, The Sopranos and Boston Legal, he was unforgettable as Arnold ‘Poet’ Jackson in Oz, in which he played a heroin addict who recited poetry for his fellow inmates.

“The LAByrinth Theater family are deeply saddened to share the news of the unexpected loss of Craig ‘muMs’ Grant,” the report read; pictured in 2017 at The Paley Center for Media

The acclaimed series ran from 1997 to 2003. Some of his other big screen credits included Side Effects, Birdman and the Good Time.

Grant was also in talks with the National Black Theater and The Public to perform this summer, and his writing has been described as ‘Shakespearean’ by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The couple were both members of the LAByrinth Theater Company.

Unfinished Business: At the time of his death, THR reported that Grant was `` playing a recurring role on the Starz series Hightown in Wilmington, North Carolina, and that he would travel to Atlanta on Monday to perform a recurring arc on the BET streaming - series All the Queen's Men (seen in 2010)

Unfinished Business: At the time of his death, THR reported that Grant was `` playing a recurring role on the Starz series Hightown in Wilmington, North Carolina, and that he would travel to Atlanta on Monday to perform a recurring arc on the BET streaming - series All the Queen's Men (seen in 2010)

Unfinished Business: At the time of his death, THR reported that Grant was “ playing a recurring role on the Starz series Hightown in Wilmington, North Carolina, and that he would travel to Atlanta on Monday to perform a recurring arc on the BET streaming – series All the Queen’s Men (seen in 2010)

Grant was born in New York City, grew up in the Bronx and attended Mount St. Michael Academy High School as a teenager.

Grant’s loved ones turned to social media to mourn his loss, including actor Kirk Acevedo, who played Miguel Alvarez in Oz.

‘My brother from OZ, I’ve spent too much time with this man’s beginnings. Too many great stories, ‘Acevedo tweeted. “This is heartbreaking.”

Talented: In addition to appearing on such series as Chappelle's Show, The Sopranos and Boston Legal, he was unforgettable in Oz as Arnold 'Poet' Jackson, playing a heroin addict and prisoner who recited poetry for other inmates

Talented: In addition to appearing on such series as Chappelle's Show, The Sopranos and Boston Legal, he was unforgettable in Oz as Arnold 'Poet' Jackson, playing a heroin addict and prisoner who recited poetry for other inmates

Talented: In addition to appearing on such series as Chappelle’s Show, The Sopranos and Boston Legal, he was unforgettable in Oz as Arnold ‘Poet’ Jackson, playing a heroin addict and prisoner who recited poetry for other inmates

In addition, he praised his friend’s poetry and wrote that Grant would be “missed.”

“One of the first poets I ever saw at the Nuyorican during my very first summer in New York,” producer Franklin Leonard wrote on Twitter. This one cuts deep. Damn. ‘

Meanwhile, writer Jorge Rivera tweeted that Grant was “ a friend, a brother, a mentor, a confidant, a cheerleader, a co-worker, and a spiritual guide. ”

He concluded, ‘There will never be another like him. I am absolutely gutted. ‘

'My brother from OZ, I've spent too much time with this man's beginnings.  Too many great stories, 'Acevedo tweeted.  'This is heartbreaking'

'My brother from OZ, I've spent too much time with this man's beginnings.  Too many great stories, 'Acevedo tweeted.  'This is heartbreaking'

‘My brother from OZ, I’ve spent too much time with this man’s beginnings. Too many great stories, ‘Acevedo tweeted. ‘This is heartbreaking’

Devastated: Meanwhile, writer Jorge Rivera tweeted that Grant was `` a friend, a brother, a mentor, a confidant, a cheerleader, a co-worker and a spiritual guide. ''

Devastated: Meanwhile, writer Jorge Rivera tweeted that Grant was `` a friend, a brother, a mentor, a confidant, a cheerleader, a co-worker and a spiritual guide. ''

Devastated: Meanwhile, writer Jorge Rivera tweeted that Grant was “ a friend, a brother, a mentor, a confidant, a cheerleader, a co-worker, and a spiritual guide. ”