April 16, 2024

Chance Perdomo, Star of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ and ‘Gen V,’ Dies in Motorcycle Crash at 27

AP — Actor Chance Perdomo, who rose to fame as a star of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and “Gen V,” has died at age 27 following a bike crash.

“On behalf of the family and his representatives, it is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Chance Perdomo’s untimely passing as a result of a motorcycle accident,” a publicist stated in a press release issued Saturday night.

The assertion stated nobody else was concerned in the crash. No particulars in regards to the crash, together with when and the place it occurred, had been instantly launched.

Perdomo most lately performed Andre Anderson on the primary season of “Gen V,” the college-centric spin-off of Amazon Prime’s hit series “The Boys,” set in a universe the place superheroes are celebrities — and behave as badly as essentially the most infamous. Perdomo’s character was a pupil at Godolkin University, based by the sinisterly omnipresent Vought International company, the place “supes” practice; his energy concerned the manipulation of steel.

Amazon MGM Studios and Sony Pictures Television, the makers of “Gen V,” stated the present’s household was “devastated by the sudden passing.”

“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 in a press release. “Even writing about him in the past tense doesn’t make sense.”

It wasn’t instantly clear from the statements how Perdomo’s dying would have an effect on manufacturing on the present, which additionally featured Jaz Sinclair, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Shelley Conn amongst its sprawling ensemble forged.

Chance Perdomo attends the UK Premiere of “Oppenheimer” at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 13, 2023 in London, England. (Kate Green/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)

One of Perdomo’s most well-known roles was as Ambrose Spellman, a lead character on “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” The four-season present was a far cry from the Melissa Joan Hart-fronted “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the Netflix present set its Archie Comics characters a city over from the titular location of Aguirre-Sacasa’s “Riverdale,” and employed a extra spooky and salacious tone than its forerunner — though some of the unique “Sabrina” actors got here calling.

Perdomo’s character was a cousin to Sabrina Spellman and a robust, pansexual warlock who specialised in necromancy and is initially below home arrest. He typically served as a form of voice of purpose on the present, which wrapped in 2020. He starred alongside Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Tati Gabrielle, Ross Lynch and, once more, Sinclair.

Perdomo, who was Black and Latino, was born in Los Angeles and raised in England.

“I was always getting into fights until I put my energy into acting. Then my grades picked up, and I became president of the student union. Before that, I was similar to Ambrose being so pent up. He doesn’t know what to do with his energy because he’s trapped,” Perdomo informed them.us in 2018.

“At the same time, he’s very open and loving. I identify with that now more than ever, because being away from family for so long really puts things into perspective. No matter the occasion, if I get that FaceTime or phone call from mom or my brothers, I’m picking it up right away. It’s family first for Ambrose, and I’m the same way,” he continued.

Perdomo additionally acted in a number of of the “After” films and is credited in the upcoming “Bad Man” alongside Seann William Scott and Rob Riggle.

“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,” the assertion from Perdomo’s publicist stated.