Saginaw Grant, prolific Native American actor of “The Lone Ranger” fame died on Wednesday aged 85.
He also had a guest-starring role in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” where he played a truck driver in the 2013 episode, “Ozymandias.”
He was also the hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma.
His publicist Lani Carmichael confirmed the news in a statement to the Associated Press saying that he passed away at a private care facility in Hollywood, California.
“His motto in life was always respected one another and don’t talk about one another in a negative way,” she said.
The news of his death was also shared on his Facebook page, stating: “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, traveled the world speaking of his traditions, his experiences, his sobriety, and his faith as both a Native American and a Christian.”
Twitter mourns the death of the celebrated actor.
It’s with an incredibly heavy heart that I mourn the passing of Sac and Fox elder Saginaw Grant. The 85 year old was a highly respected elder who loved to dance the powwow circuit—journey well sir. pic.twitter.com/yHOTgS4W63— Lakota Man (@LakotaMan1) July 29, 2021
A few years ago I had the pleasure of sitting opposite elder Saginaw Grant, in an intimate setting, listening to his wise words of wisdom. He was with Rick Mora. One thing he said that stayed with me was, "Why is it we hear about every other race but never the Native American?" pic.twitter.com/b0G1AILcYt— CentredAwareness (@Mel_Issa_Maria) July 29, 2021
Deeply saddened to hear that Saginaw Grant has journeyed home. He was truly one of the kindest and most patient humans. Prayers going up for all those whose lives he touched, his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/btaI44JES6— Johnnie Jae aka The Beige Ball of Fury (@johnniejae) July 29, 2021
The C&I crew offers prayers and condolences to the family, friends and fans of Native American actor Saginaw Grant.https://t.co/XMNMhw57IG— Cowboys & Indians (@CI_Magazine) July 30, 2021
Rest In Piece to the great Saginaw Grant 🧡 I met you multiple times at pow wows and I will never forget the great stories you, you will forever impact my life pic.twitter.com/bT7J4vR3Yp— nick 🧡 (@whipped4mcyt) July 30, 2021