Grandville Adams – famous for his role as Zahir Arif in “Oz” – died after a battle with cancer.
His co-star, Kirk Acevedo, made the announcement on Sunday… writing, “I lost my brother today after a long battle with cancer. I don’t do well with loss because I don’t know about it. He adds: “Yo Mamie, we’ll cut it on the other side someday.” Until then … Rest my friend. “
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Adams appeared to announce his diagnosis in December of last year, posting a photo of himself in a hospital bed, looking sick, and captioning it… “F *** CANCER!” “
His family “Oz” started a GoFundMe on his behalf shortly after, explaining that the guy’s hospital bills were going up for him and his family… asking the public for help. At the time, they wrote… “In this quarter alone, unpaid invoices have accumulated up to $ 69,550. sickness. “
The GFM also notes that Adams had not been able to work during the past year (2020) and that all funds would go directly to his relatives. At the time of this writing, he has reached nearly $ 100,000 in contributions.
As we said, GA is perhaps best known for appearing in 48 episodes of the hit HBO series, appearing first as a guest and then in a recurring supporting role until her demise in 2003. Adams played Arif, a Muslim inmate who served as Kareem Said’s lieutenant.
Adams had a few other acting credits under his belt … including roles in “Homicide: Life on the Streets”, the movie “Empire” and “Magic City Memoirs”.
Granville is survived by his wife, Christine. He was 58 years old.