What caused Granville Adams’ death? The 58-year-old ‘Oz’ star used GoFundMe to pay medical fees.


A GoFundMe page was set up last year by Tom Fontana along with ‘Oz’ star Dean Winters with to help Granville Adams and his family

Granville Adams famous for his portrayal of Zahir Arif on the HBO show ‘Oz’ breathed his last on Sunday, October 10. He was 58. The actor passed away after a long battle with cancer. The news of his demise was confirmed by late actor’s multiple friends including ‘Oz’s showrunner and executive producer Tom Fontana, and costars Kirk Acevedo and Harold Perrineau.

The actor is survived by his wife, Christina. A GoFundMe page was set up last year by Fontana along with ‘Oz’ star Dean Winters with an intention to help the actor and his family fight the battle. The GoFundMe page managed to clock close to $100K so far. Adams was unable to work since 2020 and the GoFundMe page claimed that all the donations would go to his loved ones. Speaking of celebrity deaths, we recently lost Lisa Banes in a hit-and-run accident involving an e-scooter. The ‘Deliverance’ star Ned Beatty too left us for the heavenly abode. Other celebrities that we lost in the last few months included Chick Vennera, DMX, Jeanette Maus, and many more.

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How did Granville Adams die?

Adams apparently announced his diagnosis for the first time in December last year when he took to Instagram to share a picture of himself in a hospital bed. He had captioned the post as, “F*** CANCER!” The actor later posted another picture after a few months from the hospital with the caption, “Here we go! See you on the other side” followed by emoticons of folded hands and a red heart. His last post came in July again from the hospital where his fans could see him going under the treatment. He had captioned the post, “135 pounds of post radiation badness.” Apart from ‘Oz’, Adams also had a recurring role on the NBC series ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ where he played the role of Officer Jeff Westby. He was also seen in movies like ‘Empire’ and ‘Magic City Memoirs’.

While paying tribute to the actor, Oz’s showrunner and executive producer Fontana shared his photo on Instagram and wrote, “Goodnight, sweet prince/and flights of angels sing thee to they rest.” His co-star Kirk Acevedo took to Twitter to share a heartfelt post. “I lost my brotha today after a long battle with cancer. I don’t do well with loss. Brinkwire Brief News.


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