GRANVILLE Adams is best known for his role on HBO’s Oz as Zahir Arif.
After a lengthy battle with cancer, Adams died on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at age 58.
What type of cancer did Granville Adams have?
The type of cancer Adams had is unknown.
In December 2020, he announced his battle with cancer on Instagram, sharing a photo of himself in a hospital bed.
In June 2021, he posted another photo of himself in a hospital bed and wrote: “Here we go! See you on the other side.”
In July 2021, he shared a photo of himself with a drawn cross on his chest in a hospital bed after radiation treatment and said: “135 pounds of post radiation badness.”
What are Granville Adams’ colleagues and friends saying?
Friends and colleagues of Adams confirmed the death on social media on Sunday, October 10, 2021.
Oz’s showrunner and executive producer of Oz, Tom Fontana posted a picture of Adams and wrote: “Goodnight, sweet prince/and flights of angels sing thee to they rest #granvilleadams #oz.”
In January 2021, Fontana created a GoFundMe to help Adams pay for medical expenses, raising $100,130.
Fontana added that although the money earned was “way more than we had originally asked for, the truth is, that’s still less than Granville needs in his ongoing battle with cancer.”
The statement on the campaign page insinuates that the actor had to spend most of his career earnings on medical bills.
On Adams’ Instagram, a photo was shared of the Oz star next to a bicycle on the beach revealing his death.
It read: “Today our beloved Granville Adams has passed and is now with God. After a long hard-fought battle with Cancer, Granny has ascended to the heavens. Gran spent his last days surrounded by his loved ones, family, and close friends. His wife Christina was by his side the entire time and was alone with him when he passed.
Granny is now in peace and not suffering anymore. He fought till the end with a strength, beauty and grace like no other, putting his family before himself til the final moments. We are all so honored to have known Granville, who embodies the expression “to know him is to love him.” Everyone who knew Granville knew the exemplary human kindness he possessed. Every life he touched was better for it. Granville was a beautiful man who always put others first and was known for his kindness and selflessness. Always the life of the party, Granville would not want us to be sad! Granny would want us all to smile and remember the best times we had with him, and share the love we learned from him! Granny may have left the building, but he will forever be in our hearts!
Just before he passed, we asked him to show us a sign when he crossed to the other side. After he passed the friends and family who were there at the hospice and hospital went to eat and reminisce about Granny. As we were sitting and eating, there was a torrential downpour which subsided after 30 minutes only to reveal a brilliant double rainbow right in front of us. We knew in that moment it was Granny, spreading love as he does… We love you Gran always and forever!
We are planning his life celebration and will advise.
Please love each other the way Granville loved all of us!
Rest In Power 🙏🏽 ❤️ 🌈
Christina, Evan, & Amanda”
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