Director Dirk Wallace Craft, who worked on such TV shows as Rizzoli & Isles, Burn Notice and Nip/Tuck, has died after a three-year battle with an undisclosed illness, Variety reports. He was 48.

Born in Pontiac, Mich., Craft graduated from Michigan State University and moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to pursue a filmmaking career.

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As an assistant director, Craft's TV and film credits included The Crucible, Running with ScissorsNip/Tuck and Rizzoli & Isles. He also recently directed episodes of Burn Notice and the online series Dicki.

Craft is survived by his wife Sande, their two children, his mother and a sister.