Granville Adams, who starred in HBO’s Oz, has died after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Colleagues and associates of the star, who was believed to be 58, confirmed the information on social media on Sunday.
Tom Fontana, showrunner and govt producer of Oz, shared a photograph of Adams on Instagram with the caption, “Goodnight, candy prince/and flights of angels sing thee to they relaxation #granvilleadams #oz.”
Oz alum Dean Winters additionally penned a tribute to Adams on social media, writing on Instagram, “His smile was infectious, his chuckle was intoxicating. He never, ever spoke ill of anyone and I defy anyone who knew him to say anything negative about this man. Granville was beloved, period. … A humble, beautiful soul who just elevated the afterlife to a whole new level. You will be missed my friend. You are my brother and I’m a better human being for knowing you RIP G.”
Oz’s Kirk Acevedo additionally mourned the actor on social, tweeting, “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.”
Adams performed Zahir Arif on Oz, which aired on HBO from 1997-2003. He was additionally recognized for taking part in Officer Jeff Westby in Murder: Life on the Road.
Fontana and Winters launched a GoFundMe account earlier this yr to assist Adams pay for the price of medical care and dwelling bills as he battled cancer.
“As many of you know, our friend and brother Granville Adams has been diagnosed with cancer,” Fontana wrote upon the account’s opening in January. “In only a few months, the medical bills have skyrocketed to astronomical levels. Not only does he have to battle this ruthless disease, but now he has to fend off the hospital bills the insurance company refuses to pay. … We want to gather together and show Granville our love by clearing this quarter’s bills, giving Granville concrete support in his fight against this vicious disease.”