News by email Donate


Adan Canto picbanner.JPG
Adan Canto pic.JPG
USA News

Tributes to Christian actor Adan Canto who's died at 42

by Donna Birrell

The wife of Christian actor Adan Canto has used a quote from Matthew 6 to pay tribute to him on Instagram.

The star, who was best known for playing the role of vice presidential candidate Aaron Shore in Designated Survivor, died on Monday from appendiceal cancer. He was 42.

Stephanie Ann Canto posted from Matthew 6:19-21 :

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

She finished the post with the words: “Forever my treasure Adan, see you soon.”

Speaking in 2020 about his role in '2 Hearts' the true story of two couples whose journeys lead them to a life-saving miracle of love and purpose, Canto said he wanted to be part of the film because of “the overall message of the value of life and the importance of family.”

He told The Christian Post :

"I think [faith is] fundamental for sure, knowing that there's a spirit behind it all, with vast wisdom beyond our comprehension. That alone should give us a lot of peace of mind, knowing that there is a higher wisdom behind it all. What we know or think we know, is may be just a speck. Have the strength to let go and trust and know that in the end it's for a greater plan.”

Paying tribute to the actor, his representatives at UTA, Entertainment360 and Viewpoint added: “Adan had a depth of spirit that few truly knew. Those who glimpsed it were changed forever. He will be greatly missed by so many.”

Adan appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past with Halle Berry, who expressed her profound sadness with a post on social media which read: "I don’t have the words just yet… but my dear sweet friend Adan just gained his wings. Forever, forever in my heart."

The actor is survived by his wife and their children Roman Alder, three, and Eve Josephine, 21 months.

(some additional reporting by Reuters)

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email