Netflix Star Passes Away at 42 After Battle with Cancer

Jeppe W

Jan.10 - 2024 9:09 AM CET

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Adan Canto, a talented Mexican actor known for his roles in various popular TV series, has tragically passed away at the age of 42. The news of his death was confirmed by the entertainment media outlet Deadline, which reported that he succumbed to colon cancer.

Canto's demise marks the end of his brave battle against cancer, a fight he continued valiantly until his last moments. The actor, who made a significant mark in the entertainment industry, is survived by his wife, Stephanie Ann Canto, and their two children. Stephanie Ann shared the heartbreaking news on both her Instagram and Adan's account, where she paid a touching tribute to her late husband.

Adan Canto, a familiar face to many Netflix viewers, recently starred in the drama series "The Cleaning Lady," where he played the male lead for the first two seasons.

His health, however, did not permit him to participate in the filming of the upcoming third season, which began in December. The original plan was for Canto to join the cast later when his health improved. Now, the show intends to pay homage to him in its third season.

Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment, where Canto had been a cherished member since his U.S. debut in "The Following," expressed their deep sorrow over his passing. "We are devastated to hear about Adan Canto's passing. A wonderful actor and dear friend. We are honored to have had him as part of the Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment families since his American debut," they stated.

Canto's portrayal in "The Cleaning Lady" was commended for demonstrating his artistic depth and vulnerability. His loss is profoundly felt across the entertainment industry, with colleagues and fans mourning the passing of a beloved actor.

In addition to "The Cleaning Lady," Canto was also widely recognized for his role in the Netflix series "Designated Survivor," where he played Aaron Shore. He also appeared in the film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" as Sunspot, further showcasing his diverse acting talents.

Adan Canto's untimely death is not just a loss to his family and friends, but also to the global entertainment community. His legacy will continue to live on through his impactful performances and the memories he has left behind.