X-Men’ actor Adan Canto is dead

Mexican actor Adan Canto, known for American TV shows like Designated Survivor and films including X-Men: Days of Future Past, has died at 42.

The Mexican star had suffered from appendiceal cancer, his publicist said.

Canto was the national security adviser in Designated Survivor alongside Kiefer Sutherland, who paid tribute to the actor as “such a wonderful spirit”.

In the 2014 X-Men film, Canto played mutant Sunspot, and co-star Halle Berry later cast him in her movie Bruised.

The late actor is survived by his wife, Stephanie Canto, and their two children – Roman Alder and Eve Josephine.

Meanwhile, Fox TV, on Wednesday, grieved with the family of the actor.

He’ll always be our Arman. ❤ Adan Canto, your memory will be cherished forever. We grieve alongside Adan’s family, friends, and fans,” it tweeted.

Also, American television production and distribution studio Warner Bros. Television, in a statement on Wednesday, said, “We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Adan Canto, a wonderful actor and dear friend. We were honoured to have him as part of the Warner Bros. Television and FOX Entertainment families with THE CLEANING LADY and THE FOLLOWING. We will miss Adan dearly.”

Until his death, Canto was born in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, and got his first TV role in the Mexican series ‘Estado de Gracia’ in 2009.

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