Granville Adams dead at 58

GRANVILLE Adams, who played Zahir Arif in the hit HBO drama Oz, passed away at age 58 after a battle with cancer.

His costar, Kirk Acevedo, announced his death on Sunday in a heartfelt Instagram post.


Adams passed away at age 58Credit: Johnny Nunez/WireImage

“I lost my brotha today after a long battle with cancer,” Acevedo wrote.

“I don’t do well with loss because I am unfamiliar with it. You Granny we’ll be chopping it up on the other side one day.

“Until then … Rest easy my friend.”

Adams appeared in dozens of episodes of Oz during its run from 1997 to 2003.

His character, a Muslim inmate named Arif, first appeared in guest spots before moving onto a recurring supporting role.


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