Granville Adams, best known for his role as Zahir Arif on the HBO series Oz, has died following a long battle with cancer. The actor was 58 years old.
News of Adams' passing was shared Sunday evening (October 10) as Oz showrunner and executive producer Tom Fontana posted a tribute to the actor on Instagram.
"Good night, sweet prince/and flights of angels sing thee to they rest," Fontana captioned a photo of the late actor. Adams starred in the role of Zahir Arif across all six seasons of the show and appeared in 48 episodes. The actor also had a recurring role on Homicide: Life on the Street and appeared on Empire.
Earlier this year, Fontana organized a GoFundMe fundraiser on Adams' behalf to help cover the costs of medical treatment after medical bills had "skyrocketed to astronomical levels," Fontana wrote on the page in January.
"We want to gather together and show Granville our love by clearing this quarter's bill, giving Granville concrete support in his fight against this vicious disease," Fontana added at the time.
Tributes from other costars were posted to social media following the news of Adams' passing.
"I lost my brother today after a long battle with cancer," Adams' Oz costar Kirk Acevedo tweeted. "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."