Granville Adams, who acted like a prisoner Zahir Arif on the HBO “Oz” prison program, has died, ten months after announcing his diagnosis of 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,” the Instagram post from his family read.
Adams appeared in all six seasons of “Oz.” His character goes on to a spiritual transformation during a prison game. Adams’ impersonation work also included the appearance of “Empire” and “Homicide: Life on the Street,”
His wife, Christina, was in his bed at the time of his death.
Adams first shared his diagnosis of cancer by 2020. He had posted updates on his health since then, including a post ten weeks ago from the hospital following radiation treatment.
Before “Oz,” from which he appeared in almost every episode, Adams also starred in “Homicide: Life on the Street” and in a subsequent film as Officer Jeff Westby and the 2002 movie “Empire.”