Granville Adams, Star of Prison Drama 'Oz,' Dies After Cancer Battle
Actor Granville Adams, best known for his role as Zahir Arif in HBO's prison drama "Oz," has died after a long battle against cancer.
Adams starred in 48 "Oz" episodes from 1997 to 2003. He played Officer Jeff Westby in "Homicide: Life on the Street" from 1996 to 1999 and appeared in "Homicide: The Movie" in 2000 after the TV series was canceled. Adams made a 2002 appearance in "Empire" as Det. Jones.
In December 2020, Adams announced he was battling cancer on Instagram when he shared a photo of himself from a hospital bed.