Mexican actor Adan Canto, best known for his roles in X-Men and Designated Survivor, has tragically passed away at the age of 42. Canto’s death was due to appendiceal cancer, a diagnosis he had kept private. The news was confirmed by his publicist Jennifer Allen, who released a statement praising Canto’s indomitable spirit and the profound impact he had on those who knew him.
One of Canto’s co-stars in Designated Survivor, Kiefer Sutherland, took to Instagram to pay tribute to the late actor. Sutherland highlighted Canto’s immense talent and expressed his condolences to Canto’s wife, Stephanie Ann Canto, and their two children, Roman Alder and Eve Josephine. Canto’s wife also shared a heartfelt message on Instagram, referring to him as her treasure and expressing the hope of seeing him again in the future.
Canto’s acting career began in 2009 with the Mexican series Estado De Gracia, and he went on to star in American dramas such as The Following and Narcos. However, it was his portrayal of Sunspot in X-Men: Days Of Future Past that garnered him considerable recognition. He also appeared in Halle Berry’s directorial debut, Bruised, alongside co-star Maggie-Q.
At the time of his untimely death, Canto was starring in the popular Fox crime drama series, The Cleaning Lady, which is currently in its third season. Fox expressed their condolences over the loss and stated that Canto would always be remembered as Arman in the show.
The news of Adan Canto’s passing has deeply saddened fans and fellow actors alike. Halle Berry and Maggie-Q both posted heartfelt messages on Instagram, remembering Canto as a kind, generous, and dedicated individual. They emphasized the impact he had on their lives both on and off the screen.
Canto’s death serves as a reminder of how cancer can strike anyone, regardless of their age or public persona. His passing is a loss to the entertainment industry, which has undoubtedly lost a truly talented actor. Adan Canto will be remembered for his incredible performances and the lasting impression he left on those fortunate enough to have worked with him. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.