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It’s with a heavy heart that I report actor Granville Adams has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was 58.

Granville was best known for his role as Zahir Arif on the hit HBO series, “Oz,” and he also starred as Officer Jeff Westby on “Homicide: Life on the Street.”

His family announced the news of his passing on Sunday (October 10) in a statement posted on Granville’s Instagram page.

Today our beloved Granville Adams has passed and is now with God. 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. His wife Christina was by his side the entire time and was alone with him when he passed.

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.

We are all so honored to have known Granville, who embodies the expression “to know him is to love him.”

Everyone who knew Granville knew the exemplary human kindness he possessed. Every life he touched was better for it. Granville was a beautiful man who always put others first and was known for his kindness and selflessness.

Always the life of the party, 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!  

Just before he passed, we asked him to show us a sign when he crossed to the other side. After he passed the friends and family who were there at the hospice and hospital went to eat and reminisce about Granny.

As we were sitting and eating, there was a torrential downpour which subsided after 30 minutes only to reveal a brilliant double rainbow right in front of us. We knew in that moment it was Granny, spreading love as he does… We love you Gran always and forever! 

We are planning his life celebration and will advise.

Please love each other the way Granville loved all of us!

Rest In Power ???????? ❤️ ????

Christina, Evan, & Amanda

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A few of Granville’s “Oz” cast mates, Dean Winters, Harold Perrineau, and Kirk Acevedo, took to social media to remember their friend.

See their posts below.