Grant died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on Wednesday at a private care facility in Hollywood, カリフォルニア, said Lani Carmichael, Grant’s publicist and longtime friend.
“He loved both Oklahoma and L.A.,” Carmichael said. “He made his home here as an actor, but he never forgot his roots in Oklahoma. He remained a fan of the Sooner Nation.”
Grant was born on July 20, 1936, in Pawnee, Oklahoma and never forgot his roots in the state.
He began acting in the late 1980s and played character roles in dozens of movies and television shows over the last three decades, 含む “ローンレンジャー,” “The World’s Fastest Indian” そして “不良になる,” “ベイウォッチ,” “My Name Is Earl,” “Saving Grace,” “アメリカン・ホラー・ストーリー,” “恥知らず,” “コミュニティ,” “Workaholics” そして “Veep,” according to Grant’s IMDb filmography.
Grant was active for years in the powwow circuit in California and traveled around the globe to speak to people about Native American culture, Carmichael said.
“His motto in life was always respect one another and don’t talk about one another in a negative way,” 彼女は言いました.
Variety reports that he was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. who served during the Korean War. 結果として, Grant was also active in the Native American veterans community and participated for years in the National Gathering of American Indian Veterans, said Joseph Podlasek, the event’s organizer.
“He thought it was important for Native people to get recognized as veterans,” Podlasek said. “He was kind and gentle, and very humble.”
A memorial for Grant will be held in the Los Angeles area, but details haven’t been finalized, Carmichael said.