ACTOR Granville Adams passed away yesterday after losing a year-long battle with cancer.
The 58-year-old was best known for his role of Zahir Arif on Oz which aired from 1997 through 2003.
Who is Granville Adams’ wife?
Granville is survived by his wife Christina, who stayed by his side as he passed away – the couple did not have any children.
There is little known about Christina as she has stayed out of the limelight over the years, not even having a public social media presence. The social media pages she does have are private.
However, she posted to Granville’s Instagram shortly after his passing alongside his friend Evan Seinfeld, and Amanda.
“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 till the final moments. We are all so honored to have known Granville, who embodies the expression “to know him is to love him,” they said in the post on Granville’s Instagram page.
The three said they will be planning the celebration of his life shortly, and advised his family, friends, and fans to stay tuned.
In their final note in the post they said, “Please love each other the way Granville loved all of us! Rest in Power.”
What happened during Granville’s battle with cancer?
In December 2020, Granville announced he was battling cancer, and posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, “F**k cancer.”
The former Oz star quickly accumulated doctor’s bills amounting to over $69,000 for his cancer treatment, and his former co-stars quickly rose to the occasion.
The showrunner and executive producer of OZ, Tom Fontana, set up a GoFundMe page on January 25, 2021 to help Granville pay his hospital bills.
“Not only does [Granville] have to battle this ruthless disease, but now he has to fend off the hospital bills the insurance company refuses to pay,” he said in the post.
He added, “We want to gather together and show Granville our love by clearing this quarter’s bills, giving Granville concrete support in his fight against this vicious disease.”
What was the result of the GoFundMe page?
The GoFundMe page continues to garner traction even after Granville’s death. The page has 638 followers, 1,200 shares, and 487 donors.
Six fans donated after his passing thus far, and the page has received donations ranging from $5 to over $200, with some donating $500 and another individual donating $1,000.
As of October 11, 2021, Tom has managed to raise $100,130 for Granville’s bills, a total of $30,580 over the initial request of $69,550.