Heartbreak in Hollywood: Adan Canto’s Battle with Appendiceal Cancer Comes to an End

Adan Canto, the accomplished Mexican singer and actor renowned for his roles in “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Agent Game,” and the TV series “The Cleaning Lady,” has passed away at the age of 42. The news was confirmed by publicist Jennifer Allen, who revealed the Adan Canto’s cause of death, she said, “Adan list his life to appendiceal cancer”. Despite battling this illness privately, Canto continued to shine in his professional endeavors.

Adan Canto
Adan Canto. Getty

Jennifer Allen’s statement expressed, “Adan had a depth of spirit that few truly knew. Those who glimpsed it were changed forever. He will be greatly missed by so many.” Born in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, and raised in Texas, Canto embarked on his career at 16 as a singer-songwriter in Mexico City. He later ventured into acting, making his TV debut in the 2009 Mexican series “Estado de Gracia.” His American debut occurred in 2013 on Kevin Williamson’s Fox drama series “The Following,” starring alongside Kevin Bacon.

Canto’s notable roles encompassed Vice President-elect Aaron Shore on “Designated Survivor,” Colombian politician Rodrigo Lara Bonilla on “Narcos,” and the mutant Sunspot in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” He starred in Halle Berry’s directorial debut, “Bruised,” and directed two short films, one in 2014 and another in 2020, a provocative western featuring Theo Rossi.

At the time of his passing, Canto was starring as Armand Morales on Fox’s “The Cleaning Lady,” which is currently filming its third season. Although he couldn’t participate due to his illness, Canto had hoped to rejoin later in the season.

Colleagues and friends, including Kiefer Sutherland, who co-starred with Canto on “Designated Survivor,” paid tribute to the talented actor. Sutherland shared a heartfelt message on Instagram, expressing his sorrow at the loss of “such a wonderful spirit” and commending Canto’s impressive dedication to his craft.

Survived by his wife, Stephanie Ann Canto, and two children, Roman Alder and Eve Josephine, Adan Canto leaves behind a legacy of impactful performances, both on screen and in the hearts of those who knew and admired him.

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