Granville Adams, the ‘Oz’ actor, died one year after being diagnosed with cancer
Prior to his death, fans and fellow “Oz” stars rallied behind Granville Adams via a GoFundMe campaign, which contributed more than $100,000 for cancer treatments and medical expenditures.
Granville Adams, who played Zahir Arif on HBO’s “Oz,” died Friday after a “long hard-fought battle with cancer,” according to his wife, Christina.
Adams was diagnosed in 2020 and kept fans and loved ones up to date via his Instagram account. As treatment costs rose and Adams was unable to work, “Oz” creator Tom Fontana and co-star Dean Gerard established a GoFundMe fundraising page to assist with medical expenses.
“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. In this quarter alone, the unpaid bills have piled up to $69,550,” the GoFundMe page stated
The website has raised nearly $100,000 to date, thanks in part to a $10,000 donation from Tom Fontana and $5,000 donations from “Oz” actors Eamonn Walker, J.K. Simmons, and Dean Winters.
“Granny is now in peace and not suffering anymore. He fought till the end with a strength, beauty and grace like no other, putting his family before himself til the final moments,” Adams’ wife posted on Instagram.