Halle Berry Mourns Loss of X-Men Co-Star Adan Canto at 42

Halle Berry
Halle Berry

Honoring Adan Canto, who passed away on Monday at the age of 42, is Halle Berry.

The 57-year-old actress paid respect to her late co-star on X-Men on social media on Tuesday afternoon.

My beloved, wonderful friend Adan just received his wings, but I don’t have the words yet. Berry wrote, Forever, forever in my heart,” next to a close-up picture of Canto.

A gray heart emoji was added to his photo, and he also shared it on his Instagram story.

The most recent work Berry and Canto collaborated on was the 2020 MMA drama Bruised, which Berry directed for the first time. Canto played the role of Desi, Berry’s character’s boyfriend and manager.

In 2014, they both starred in X-Men: Days of Future Past, with her as the mutant Storm and he as Sunspot.

Canto was also known for playing Aaron Shore in the 2016–2018 ABC political thriller Designated Survivor. His co-stars took to social media to express their grief and remember the actor.

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I am saddened by the passing of Aidan Canto. He was a wonderful soul. His willingness to do good, become great, and then do better as an actor was truly impressive, and he will be greatly missed, said series lead Kiefer Sutherland. Posted on Instagram. I’m also very sad for his wife, Steph, and their two young children. Rest in peace, Aden.

I’m at a loss for words. He was the strongest person I know in every sense of the word, and I’m so angry that this happened. Italia Ricci wrote: F–k cancer.

Beautiful friend…. You were someone on a level that even Hollywood wasn’t worthy of,” said Maggie Q, who also starred in the show. Anyone who knows you is lucky.

Kal Penn echoed his co-stars, writing, “It’s so sad to lose Aidan Canto. He was so genuine and warm, so brilliant—a good guy who was at once cool and inspiring. And funny. He was very, very funny. I am.” I am very fortunate to know him. My heart goes out to Steph, the kids, and the entire family.”

Oliver Hudson, who starred with Canto in The Cleaning Lady, also paid tribute. I only knew Aden for 2 years, but that was enough to know what an amazing friend, father, and human being he was. Wow, did he love his family? We spend so much time talking about our kids. What kind of people could they become? Hudson shared. “I’m really devastated. I love you, my friend.

According to reports, Canto, who began his career as a musician in Mexico before becoming a Hollywood actor, died after a battle with appendiceal cancer, which he kept out of the public eye.

According to the outlet, Canto’s representatives at UTA, Entertainment360, and Viewpoint said Adan had a depth of soul that few knew. Those who glimpsed it were forever changed. He will be greatly missed by many people.

Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment also shared a statement, saying they were “saddened” to learn of the actor’s death.

“A wonderful actor and dear friend since his American debut in The Following more than a decade ago, we were honored to have him become part of the Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment families,” the statement said.

The statement further added, “Most recently, she rocked the screen with a powerful performance in The Cleaning Lady that showcased her artistry, range, depth, and vulnerability.” “This is an immeasurable loss, and we mourn with his wife Stephanie, their children, and loved ones. We will miss Aden greatly.”

Canto starred as Paul in The Following, Sunspot in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Rodrigo Lara Bonilla in Narcos, and Aaron Shore in Designated Survivor.

He also played Armaan Morales in Fox’s crime drama, The Cleaning Lady. According to Deadline, the series is scheduled to return for season 3 on March 5, but Canto did not take part in the filming.

Behind the camera, Canto also directed and produced two short films, Before Tomorrow in 2014 and The Shot in 2020.

Canto is survived by his wife, Stephanie Ann Canto, and their two young children, Roman Elder, 3½, and Eve Josephine, 1½.


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