How did John Zderko die? ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘The Mentalist’ actor dead at 60

Zderko will be seen posthumously in the 2022 film 'Breaking' alongside John Boyega and the late Michael K Williams


                            How did John Zderko die? ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘The Mentalist’ actor dead at 60
John Zderko passed away recently after a long battle with cancer (IMDb)
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'Criminal Minds' actor John Zderko tragically passed away on May 19, Thursday, at the age of 60. As confirmed by his friend and fellow actor Charley Koontz, Zderko was battling cancer and the cause of his untimely death was the complications from his treatment. The news was brought forth by Koontz and shared with The Hollywood Reporter. The late actor gained himself a reputation with movies like 'Apparitional'. 

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Zderko was mainly famous for his roles in series like 'Criminal Minds', 'The Mentalist', '9-1-1:Lone Star', and 'Bosch: Legacy'. He was raised in Ohio, Colorado, and New Jersey where attended Park Ridge High School. He played basketball alongside James Gandolfini, known for 'The Sapranos'. 

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In 2022, Zderko starred in 'Breaking' which featured John Boyega and the late Michael K Williams. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is expected to be released soon. After graduating from UC Irvine, Zderko went on to make a promising career in business while he was taking acting classes at UCLA. Soon enough, he quit his full-time job and started out on the stage at West of Broadway in Santa Monica, which was directed and written by Dianne Name.

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Zderko made his first on-screen appearance in 2005. His personal life is mostly private. There is no information regarding his wife or children or even his date of birth. The actor was on his way to making a dent in Hollywood which was clear from his choice of projects.

John Zderko passed away after battling cancer (Facebook)

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By 2014, John Zderko had made a major move in his career by appearing in the 2014 horror film 'Apparitional', also known as 'Haunting of Cellblock 11'. He is remembered for playing a man who is attacked by a ghost that takes over his body. His friend Koontz took to this Twitter account to say a few kind words about the late actor. He tweeted, "RIP to my friend John Zderko. A gifted actor, a generous scene partner, one of my best friends and a truly kind person in a world that needs more of them. Love you, pal. Onward."

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The actor is survived by his sister Karen, brother-in-law Steve, and nephews Jason and Jeff.


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