• Ed Gaines

Craig MuMs Grant, Actor Who Played Poet on 'Oz,' Dies at 52

Craig muMs Grant, who portrayed Arnold "Poet" Jackson on the acclaimed HBO drama "Oz", has died. He was 52.



Grant died Wednesday. No cause of death has been determined.


At the time of his death, Grant was shooting a recurring role on the Starz series "Hightown" in Wilmington, North Carolina, and was set to travel to Atlanta on Monday to wrap a recurring role on the BET streaming series "All the Queen's Men".



He also had recently completed a turn in the Steven Soderbergh film "No Sudden Move" opposite John Hamm, Benicio del Toro and Don Cheadle. Earlier, he collaborated with the director for "Side Effects" (in 2013) and on the Cinemax series "The Knick".



Grant also played Cash Jackson in a recurring role on the recent Netflix series "She's Gotta Have It", based on the Spike Lee film.


Grant appeared as Poet, a heroin addict imprisoned for armed robbery and attempted murder, on 49 episodes across all six seasons (1997-03) of "Oz".





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