Actor Granville Adams died Sunday surrounded by his loved ones, family, and close friends. Adams, 58, was diagnosed with cancer in December 2020 and a GoFundMe was started to help support Adams in his battle with the deadly C-word. The GoFundMe page exceeded its fundraising goal of $69,550, raising over $95,000 in a month, but his health continued to deteriorate. His death comes just weeks after Gregg Leakes, a longtime veteran of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reality TV show, died at the age of 66 from colon cancer.
According to an Instagram post shared by his family, Adams died with his wife Christina by his side the entire time. The post said, “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.”
The post continued with his family sharing positive words that Adams would have surely been proud of.
“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!”
Adams is best known for his role as Zahir Arif in the HBO drama series, “Oz.” The American television show was HBO’s very first one-hour dramatic series and it lasted for 6 seasons. Adams starred as Zahir Arif on “Oz” from 1997 to 2003. The show was nominated for multiple Emmys.
Adams also had a recurring role in the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street from 1996 to 1999.
Co-stars of the show took to social media to mourn the loss of Adams and to show his family and friends some much-needed love. His acting buddy Kirk Acevedo tweeted, “I lost my brotha today after a long battle with cancer. I don’t do well with loss because I’m unfamiliar with it. Yo Granny we’ll be chopping it up on the other side one day. Until then… Rest easy my friend.”
Granville Adams is survived by his wife Christina.