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Admired Actor Dies in Crash at 27

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At the end of March we learned that British-American actor Chance Perdomo, celebrated for his dynamic roles in Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and Amazon’s “Gen V,” had passed away in a motorcycle accident. He was 27. 

Perdomo’s death occurred in Los Angeles, the city of his birth, marking a premature end to a burgeoning career that had already left a significant mark on television and film.

Perdomo, known for his portrayal of the magnetic Andre Anderson in “Gen V” and the enigmatic Ambrose Spellman in “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” was on his way to Toronto for a table read for the second season of “Gen V” at the time of the accident. His representatives confirmed that no other individuals were involved in the crash. The actor had recently shared a photo on Instagram featuring a motorcycle, hinting at his preparation for the upcoming season of “Gen V,” describing the period as the “final calm before storm.”

Following the actor’s death, the show’s production team announced they had halted work on the series to determine how to proceed without him.

The entertainment industry has expressed profound grief over Perdomo’s sudden loss. Statements from his representatives, co-stars, and producers of “Gen V” highlighted his infectious enthusiasm, kindness, and significant talent. “We can’t quite wrap our heads around this. 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,” the producers of “Gen V” stated. Similarly, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos remembered Perdomo as a “gifted young actor” who was excellent to work with on “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”

Born on October 19, 1996, in Los Angeles and raised in England, Perdomo chose acting over a potential career in law after finishing school. His nuanced portrayals brought to life characters that resonated with diverse audiences, breaking through as an actor in the United States. Perdomo’s role as Ambrose Spellman, a pansexual warlock on “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” earned him widespread acclaim, reflecting his ability to channel personal and social complexities into his performances.

Beyond his most well-known roles, Perdomo’s career encompassed a wide range of projects, including a BAFTA-nominated performance in the BBC drama “Killed by My Debt,” roles in “The Cipher,” “Moominvalley,” “Midsomer Murders,” “Hetty Feather,” and the “After” film series based on popular books. His sudden passing has prompted Amazon and Gen V producers to postpone the production of “Gen V’s” second season indefinitely, highlighting the depth of the loss felt within the entertainment community.

Perdomo’s death has led to an outpouring of tributes and condolences from fans, colleagues, and loved ones, who remember him not only for his contributions to the arts but for his vibrant spirit and passion for life. “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,” said his team in a statement.

Gen V’s executive producer Eric Kripke recently disclosed how the series will address the character Andre Anderson’s sudden absence after Perdomo’s passing. Speaking with TVLine, Kripke mentioned that Perdomo’s character will also die on screen at the beginning of the season to honor the actor’s unfortunate death.

“First of all, it’s just incredibly tragic, and my condolences go out to his family,” stated Kripke. “We’re not trying to replace him because it’s impossible. We’re portraying the character’s death on the show. It’s a very heavy and emotionally challenging situation for the cast. We’re doing our best to honor Chance.”

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