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Adan Canto, X-Men, and Designated Survivor Star, Passes Away at 42 Due to Cancer

Adan Canto, X-Men, and Designated Survivor Star, Passes Away at 42 Due to Cancer

Adan Canto, renowned for his roles in US TV shows like Designated Survivor and the film X-Men: Days of Future Past, has sadly died at the age of 42. The Mexican actor succumbed to appendiceal cancer, as confirmed by his publicist.

Canto, recognized for his role as the national security adviser in Designated Survivor alongside Kiefer Sutherland, was celebrated for his exceptional talent and spirit by colleagues. Kiefer Sutherland paid tribute, describing him as “such a wonderful spirit” and expressing deep sorrow for his wife, Stephanie, and their two young children.

In the 2014 X-Men film, Canto portrayed the mutant Sunspot, and his co-star Halle Berry later cast him in her movie Bruised. The actress and director expressed her grief on Instagram, saying, “my dear sweet friend Adan just gained his wings.”

Canto’s wife, Stephanie Ann, posted a poignant photo of the couple with a Bible passage, bidding farewell with the words “Forever my treasure Adan, see you soon.”

Known for his role as Aaron Shore in Designated Survivor, Canto’s passing deeply affected his co-stars. Maggie Q described him as a person Hollywood didn’t even deserve, highlighting his kindness, warmth, and dedication to family. Italia Ricci and others from the Designated Survivor cast expressed profound sadness and loss.

Canto continued his successful career with roles like gangster Arman Morales in Fox’s crime drama The Cleaning Lady in 2022. Fox and Warner Bros Television, in a joint statement, hailed him as a “wonderful actor and dear friend,” expressing grief over the “unfathomable loss.”

Adan Canto’s impact extended beyond the US, with his breakthrough in the Fox thriller The Following in 2013 and appearances in shows like Mixology and Narcos. His film credits included the spy thriller Agent Game in 2022.

The Mexican actor’s death leaves a void in the entertainment industry, and condolences pour in from fans, friends, and colleagues. Adan Canto’s memory will undoubtedly be cherished forever in the hearts of those who admired his artistry, range, depth, and vulnerability on screen.

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