Actor Adan Canto, Known for Designated Survivor and X-Men, Passes Away at 42

LOS ANGELES – Adan Canto, a well-known actor in US TV shows and films, has passed away at the age of 42. His publicist confirmed that Canto had been battling appendiceal cancer. Known for his roles in shows such as Designated Survivor and movies like X-Men: Days of Future Past, Canto’s death has left the entertainment industry mourning the loss of a talented individual.

Canto gained fame for his portrayal of the national security adviser in Designated Survivor, starring alongside Kiefer Sutherland. Sutherland paid tribute to Canto, describing him as a “wonderful spirit.” In the X-Men series, Canto played the mutant Sunspot, and his co-star Halle Berry even cast him in her film Bruised.

His close friend and colleague, Maggie Q, expressed her sorrow in an Instagram post, describing Canto as a person whose “kindness and warmth and generosity of spirit” were unmatched. She added that nobody deserved this loss more than him.

Canto’s career included diverse roles, showcasing his versatility as an actor. He played Aaron Shore in Designated Survivor, a series that initially aired on ABC before being picked up by Netflix. In recent years, he starred as gangster Arman Morales in Fox’s crime drama The Cleaning Lady.

The news of Canto’s passing has left many in shock and disbelief. His publicist, Jennifer Allen, spoke highly of his character, describing him as someone with a “depth of spirit” that had a lasting impact on those who knew him. She added that he will be greatly missed by many.

Fans and colleagues continue to pay tribute to Canto, highlighting his talent and his contributions to the entertainment industry. Fox and Warner Bros Television released a joint statement praising Canto’s work, and expressing their grief at the loss of a dear friend and a talented actor.

Adan Canto’s untimely death is a tragic loss to the world of entertainment. His memory will be cherished forever, and he will be remembered as a gifted actor who brought depth and vulnerability to his performances.