He recently reteamed with Soderbergh for the film No Sudden Move starring Jon Hamm, Benicio del Toro, and Don Cheadle.
Grant joined the city’s LAByrinth Theater Company alongside the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. LABryinth staged Grant’s autobiographical one-man show A Sucker Emcee, which detailed his coming of age in the Bronx.
Grant was in talks with the National Black Theatre and The Public to stage it in open-air venues this summer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Those who knew and worked with Grant mourned the loss on social media as hundreds of posts on Twitter and Instagram began to pour out their admiration for his talent and heart.
He recently wrapped a role in Steven Soderbergh’s No Sudden Move, starring Jon Hamm, Benicio Del Toro, and Don Cheadle. At the time of his death, Grant had been filming a recurring role on Starz’s Hightown and was scheduled to travel to Atlanta next week to wrap up an arc on Tyler Perry’s BET+ series All the Queen’s Men.
His other film credits include Monsters and Men, Breaking Point, The Good Heart, Ball Don’t Lie, Interview, and Dark Water.
On Broadway, Grant took part in the annual The 24 Hours Plays four times during the 2000s.
“We are heartbroken over the loss of one of the most genuine, caring, loving souls we have ever had the pleasure of representing,” his longtime representatives Ellipsis Entertainment Group, Headline Talent Agency, and Ellis Talent Group said in a joint statement. “Craig was more than our client, he was our dear friend. We all just lost a phenomenal man.”