• Sun. Oct 24th, 2021

Granville Adams, 'Oz' and 'Empire' Star, Dies at 58

Oct 11, 2021

Co-star Kirk Acevedo announced Adams lost ‘a long battle with cancer’

Granville Adams, best known for his role of Zahir Arif in “Oz,” died Sunday after a lengthy fight with cancer. He was 58.

“I lost my brotha today after a long battle with cancer. I don’t do well with loss because I’m unfamiliar with it,” Adams’ “Oz” co-star Kirk Acevedo announced on Instagram. “Yo Granny we’ll be chopping it up on the other side one day. Until then… Rest easy my friend.”

Adams made his plight with cancer public Dec. 5, 2020 when he posted a photo on Instagram, lying in a hospital bed. “F— CANCER!” he wrote.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIa0Ij8LHim/

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On June 23, he posted another one of him, still in a hospital bed, smiling. The caption read, “Here we go! See you on the other side.” The caption read, “Here we go! See you on the other side.”

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A month later, he posted another photo. Still in a hospital bed, but the bright smile was replaced with furrowed A month later, he posted yet another photo from a hospital bed, but the bright smile was replaced with furrowed brows and a look of despair. This caption: “135 pounds of post radiation badness,” followed by a trio of flexing biceps emojis.

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