Actor Adan Canto Dead at 42

Actor and musician Adan Canto, who was perhaps best known for his roles in Fox’s The Cleaning Lady and ABC’s Designated Survivor, died on Monday a the age of 42.

Canto, the Mexican-American actor who also had a music career in Mexico, died on Monday after a private battle with appendiceal cancer, according to a report by Deadline.

Canto most recently appeared in the drama series, The Cleaning Lady, playing the male lead, gangster Arman Morales, for the first two seasons of the show, which premiered in 2022.

The actor’s health conditions, however, did not allow for him to return to production for the show’s third season, which began in December. The series will reportedly pay tribute to Canto in the Season 3 premiere.

Canto was born in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, in 1981, and raised in Texas. At age 16 he went to Mexico City, where he pursued a career as a singer and guitarist. Canto then began acting in local commercials and television shows, and was subsequently scouted for a major role in Fox’s drama series, The Following.

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