Native American actor, Saginaw Grant, who worked alongside Johnny Depp for The Lone Ranger movie and partnered with Anthony Hopkins in The World’s Fastest Indian, has officially passed away. He was aged 85.
The American actor passed away in his sleep, on Wednesday, of natural causes at a private care facility in Hollywood. His friend, Lani Carmichael, who is also his publicist, spoke to the Associated Press.
“He loved both Oklahoma and L.A.,” Carmichael said via big win casino USA. “He made his home here as an actor, but he never forgot his roots in Oklahoma. He remained a fan of the Sooner Nation.”
“His motto in life was always respect one another and don’t talk about one another in a negative way,” she added.
In the 1993-94 Hart of the West, a CBS series starring Beau Bridges and his father, Lloyd Bridges, Grant scored a recurring role in the series, and his character was seen to have sold a truck to Bryan Cranston’s Walter White in the 2013 Breaking Bad episode that was named “Ozymandias.”
The Native American actor was also seen in Baywatch, My Name Is Earl, American Horror Story, Nash Bridges, The League, Breaking Bad, Baskets, Veep, Shameless and Saving Grace.
The actor played the role of a “holy man” in the popular 1996 indie film Small Time and, having appeared alongside Hopkins in the New Zealand-set World’s Fastest Indian, which was released in 2005, as well as Slipstream in 2007.
The American actor was born on July 20, 1939, in Pawnee, Oklahoma, and he went to Ponca Military Academy before serving with the United States Marine Corps in the Korean War.
Grant was also noted to have taken part in the National Gathering of American Indian Veterans. Joseph Podlasek, the event’s organizer, said to the Associated Press via real money casino: “He thought it was important for Native people to get recognized as veterans. He was kind and gentle and very humble.”
Saginaw Grant started his professional acting career in the late 1980s when the actor was spotted in a Chrysler commercial. He was also active in the powwow circuit in California and journeyed across the world to talk to people regarding the Native American culture.
A post was made to his official Facebook page, which read: “It’s with heavy hearts we announce a warrior has been called home. Saginaw Morgan Grant, the hereditary chief and medicine man of the Sac & Fox tribe, travelled the world speaking of his traditions, his experiences, his sobriety and his faith as both a Native American and a Christian.”
His survivors include his daughter, Lisa, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. According to Carmichael, there will be a memorial held for Grant somewhere in Los Angeles but nothing has been confirmed yet.