HBO’s OZ star Granville Adams, 58, has died. The actor who performed the character Zahir Arif on the hit collection was battling most cancers.
“Goodnight, candy prince/and flights of angels sing thee to thy relaxation,” OZ showrunner and govt producer Tom Fontana wrote on Instagram in Adams’ honor.
Fontana and OZ actor Dean Winters launched a GoFundMe marketing campaign to assist cowl the most cancers remedy prices since Adams’ was not in a position to work.
“Not solely does he should battle this ruthless illness, however now he has to fend off the hospital payments the insurance coverage firm refuses to pay,” they wrote. “ On this quarter alone, the unpaid payments have piled as much as $69,550. We need to collect collectively and present Granville our love by clearing this quarter’s payments, giving Granville concrete help in his combat in opposition to this vicious illness.”
In December 2020, Adams introduced he had most cancers in an Instagram put up of himself in a hospital mattress and posted this defiant message, “F**Okay CANCER.”
Adams starred in Oz from 1997 to 2003. He additionally had a recurring function as Officer Jeff Westby on the NBC collection Murder: Life on the Avenue from 1996 to 1999.
His many followers took to Twitter to share their grief.