We have some sad news to share today. Gary Canter, co-owner of the cconic Canter’s Deli died of a heart attack last night He was 58. The publication The Blast was the first to report the news of his passing after a family member posted the news on Canter’s personal facebook page.
His family has co-owned and operated Canter’s Deli on Fairfax for generations starting in the early 30’s. Even us at Guns N’ Roses Central were fortunate enough to visit the Deli last month in Los Angeles. We were lucky enough to sit down with Owner Marc Canter and interview him about his history with the band Guns N’ Roses.
Canter’s Deli was originally founded in 1931 and is an important symbol of Guns N’ Roses history. The Deli was also visited by President Obama and has nhad umerous TV shows and movies shoot scenes inside the establishment. My Wife and I recently watched the James Franco movie the Disaster Artist which featured a scene in Canter’s Deli with Bryan Cranston, Allison Brie and Dave Franco.
In fact there is a Guns N’ Roses booth at the back of the restaurant. Copies of Marc Canter’s 2007 book Reckless Road are also for sale at the counter.
Our thoughts and our prayers go out to Marc Canter and his family. We can’t thank him enough for the time he spent with us.
Check out our interview with Marc Canter from last month below.