Adan Canto, Star Of “The Cleaning Lady” Dead At 42

( – Adan Canto, renowned for his roles in acclaimed series such as “Narcos” and “Designated Survivor,” passed away at the age of 42.

In a joint statement, Warner Bros. Television and FOX Entertainment expressed their grief, saying, “We are devastated by the news of Adan Canto’s passing. A remarkable actor and cherished friend, we had the privilege of welcoming him into the Warner Bros. Television and FOX Entertainment families over a decade ago with his debut in ‘The Following.'”

The statement continued with admiration for Canto’s recent performance in “The Cleaning Lady,” noting, “He illuminated the screen with a compelling portrayal that showcased his artistic brilliance, versatility, depth, and vulnerability. This loss is incomprehensible, and our hearts go out to his wife Stephanie, their children, and loved ones. Adan will be profoundly missed.”

Canto succumbed to appendiceal cancer on Tuesday, as confirmed by his representative to the Hollywood Reporter.

Originally hailing from Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, Canto initiated his career as a musician and actor in his home country. His American television debut occurred in 2013 with “The Following,” starring Kevin Bacon. Notably, he ventured into filmmaking, directing his first short film, “Before Tomorrow,” in 2014. His subsequent work, “The Shot,” received multiple festival awards in 2020.

Canto’s breakthrough in film came in 2014 when he portrayed the superhero Sunspot in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” His diverse television roles included appearances on “Mixology,” “Blood & Oil,” and “Second Chance.” In “Narcos,” he portrayed former Colombian Minister of Justice Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, assumed the role of Vice President Aaron Shore on “Designated Survivor,” and played mob leader Arman Morales on “The Cleaning Lady.”

Canto tied the knot with Stephanie in 2017, and they welcomed two children, Roman Alder, aged 3, and Eve Josephine, aged 1, according to reports from the Hollywood Reporter.