With so few transgender characters on television, we are disappointed that Adam’s story had to end this way, and we hope other shows will follow Degrassi’s lead in bringing stories like his to viewers...
The combination of Adam being a favorite character, and Jordan being at the end of her contract, presented a unique opportunity to tell this story through such a beloved character.
Another major problem for Adam had been finding love as a trans man.
After numerous attempts at romance, he finally found true love in Becky Baker despite their beliefs.
Eli (Munro Chambers)It's been a tough year for Eli: His ex-girlfriend died, he broke up with Clare and he was diagnosed with bipolarity.
"He's taking the time to relax and get healthy," Chambers says.
During summer break, Adam was involved in a car accident after texting Becky while driving and later passes away during surgery, leaving all of his loved ones in mourning.
When Torres was killed off from the series in 2013, controversy ensued, When Degrassi introduced its large and loyal audience to Adam Torres, an authentic, multi-dimensional transgender character, the show not only made television history, but set a new standard industry standard for LGBT inclusion.
Ricardo Antonio Hoyos is a Canadian actor who portrayed Zig Novak on Degrassi and Degrassi: Next Class.
He was recently on the Nick Junior Show Dino Dan and was also on RL Stine's The Haunting Hour as Bill.
He also appeared in an episode of Haven called "Butterfly".
He is good friends on set with Cristine Prosperi, Olivia Scriven, Alex Steele, Munro Chambers, and Luke Bilyk.
She briefly became a stripper to prevent her family from being evicted.