Chance Perdomo, star of Gen V and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, dead at 27

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Chance Perdomo, the British American actor who starred on the television shows Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Gen V, has died in a motorcycle accident. He was 27.

Nobody else was involved in the accident, his representatives said in a statement. No details on the location or date of the accident were shared.

“His passion for the arts and insatiable appetite for life was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth will carry on in those who he loved dearest,” a statement from his reps said. “We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their beloved son and brother.”

Perdomo’s most recent role was in Gen V, a spinoff of superhero parody-drama The Boys, and played one of the leads: Andre Anderson, a student who can use magnetic forces to manipulate the world around him.

 

The first season, which debuted during last year’s Hollywood strikes, was a hit with critics. Production on the second season, which was expected to begin principal photography in April, has been indefinitely delayed after Perdomo’s death.

“We can’t quite wrap our heads around this,” the Gen V producers wrote in a statement shared on X. “For those of us who knew him and worked with him, Chance was always charming and smiling, an enthusiastic force of nature, an incredibly talented performer, and more than anything else, just a very kind, lovely person. Even writing about him in the past tense doesn’t make sense. We are so sorry for Chance’s family, and we are grieving the loss of our friend and colleague. Hug your loved ones tonight.”

Amazon MGM Studios and Sony Pictures Television, which also produces Gen V, wrote, “The entire Gen V family is devastated by the sudden passing of Chance Perdomo. Amazon MGM Studios and Sony Pictures Television extend our heartfelt thoughts and support to Chance’s family and all who loved him at this difficult time.”

Perdomo also played Ambrose Spellman in all four seasons of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. In the show, based on the Archie comic that inspired the 90s sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Ambrose was the cousin Sabrina the witch, played by Kiernan Shipka, and often served as her guide and moral compass.

Perdomo was born in 1996 in Los Angeles, but was raised in Southampton, England. He moved to London and joined the National Youth Theatre.

He was nominated for a Bafta for best actor in a leading role in 2018 for his performance in the dramatisation Killed by My Debt, in which he played Jerome Rogers, a self-employed courier who killed himself aged 20 in 2016, after being overwhelmed by the cost of two traffic fines. The Guardian called Perdomo’s performance “beautiful [and] utterly believable” and said it “should be played, on a loop, in the offices of Camden council, which issued Jerome’s tickets”.

He also appeared in the After film series, Midsomer Murders and Hetty Feather.

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