Granville Adams, who starred as Zahir Arif on HBO’s Oz, has actually passed away. He was thought to be 58.
Oz showrunner and executive manufacturer Tom Fontana required to Instagram to commemorate the late star. ” Goodnight, sweet prince/and flights of angels sing thee to they rest,” he composed while sharing an image of Adams.
Earlier this year, Fontana in addition to Oz star Dean Winters released a GoFundMe page to assist Adams and his household as the star fought cancer.
” As a number of you understand, our pal and bro Granville Adams has actually been detected with cancer. In just a couple of months, the medical costs have actually increased to huge levels,” Fontana composed on the GoFundMe page. “Not just does he need to fight this callous illness, and now he needs to ward off the medical facility costs the insurance provider declines to pay … We wish to congregate and reveal Granville our love by clearing this quarter’s costs, providing Granville concrete assistance in his battle versus this vicious illness.”
In the last upgrade shared on the GoFundMe page in February, Fontana revealed that they had actually raised more than $95,000
Winters likewise commemorated Adams, composing on Instagram, “I initially fulfilled Granny in 1992 and I right away consumed the Kool Aid. His smile was transmittable, his chuckle was intoxicating. He never ever, ever spoke ill of anybody and I defy anybody who understand him to state anything unfavorable about this male. Granville was cherished, duration.”
He explained Adams as “a modest, lovely soul who simply raised the afterlife to an entire brand-new level.” “You will be missed my buddy. You are my sibling and Im’ a much better human being for understanding you,” he ended his message with.
Adams’ Oz costar Kirk Acevedo kept in mind Adams on social networks writing, “I lost my brotha today after a long fight with cancer. I do not succeed with loss due to the fact that I’m not familiar with it. Yo Granny we’ll be slicing it up on the opposite one day. Up until then … Rest simple my pal.”
Adams appeared to openly reveal his cancer medical diagnosis last December, when he shared a picture on his Instagram of himself in a healthcare facility bed with the caption, “Fuck CANCER!” He continued to share updates with his last shared in July with the caption, “135 pounds of post radiation badness.”
Adams starred as Zahir Arif on HBO’s Oz from 1997 to2003 He likewise starred as Officer Jeff Westby on the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street from 1996 to1999 He would repeat the character in the spin-off, Homicide: The Movie