MONDAY- 11th October, 2021: Hollywood actor, Granvile Adams has died at age 58. He died on Monday after battling with cancer.
The HBO drama series standout, Oz will be remembered for his role as Zahir Arif on the popular prison show that signed off in 2003 after six seasons.
Oz series creator, Tom Fontana, and actor, Dean Winters had created a GoFundMe fundraiser to raise donations to help cover Adams' hospital costs.
Statement on the GoFundMe account partly reads, “In only a few months, the medical bills have skyrocketed to astronomical levels. Not only does he have to battle this ruthless disease, but now he has to fend off the hospital bills the insurance company refuses to pay,"
Adams who also starred in a 2002 crime film Empire that starred John Leguizamo and Peter Sarsgaard, is survived by wife, Christina.
A tribute led by Winters and Fontana, described Adam as "our friend and brother" in the GoFundMe page message.
An Instagram post by Fontana reads, "Goodnight, sweet prince/and flights of angels sing thee to they rest #granvilleadams #oz."
Winters also posted a picture of himself and Adam with the lengthy caption which read in part, "A humble, beautiful soul who just elevated the afterlife to a whole new level. You will be missed my friend. You are my brother and I'm a better human being for knowing you."
Granville's co-star Kirk Acevedo tweeted, "I lost my brotha today after a long battle with cancer. I don't do well with loss because I'm unfamiliar with it. Yo Granny we'll be chopping it up on the other side one day. Until then… Rest easy my friend. Granville Adams."