HBO’s OZ star Granville Adams, 58, has died. The actor who performed the character Zahir Arif on the hit sequence was battling most cancers.
“Goodnight, candy prince/and flights of angels sing thee to thy relaxation,” OZ showrunner and government 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 capable of work.
“Not solely does he need to 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 wish to collect collectively and present Granville our love by clearing this quarter’s payments, giving Granville concrete assist in his battle towards this vicious illness.”
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In December 2020, Adams introduced he had most cancers in an Instagram submit 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 position as Officer Jeff Westby on the NBC sequence Murder: Life on the Avenue from 1996 to 1999.
His many followers took to Twitter to share their grief.