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

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

Chance Perdomo, the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Gen V star, has died. He was 27.

The actor died as a result of a motorcycle accident, his representatives told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. Nobody else was involved in the accident.

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“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.”

Most recently, Perdomo starred in Prime Video’s The Boys spinoff, Gen V, which saw him take on the role of Andre Anderson, a popular student at Godolkin University who is capable of magnetically manipulating things.

“We can’t quite wrap our heads around this,” the producers of the series shared in a statement. “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.”

In their own statement, 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.”

Gen V arrived in late September amid the actors strike and went on to be a hit with critics, quickly earning a season two renewal weeks after it debuted. However, Amazon said it would be pushing the production start date of the second installment, which had been expected to begin filming this April.

Prior to the Prime Video series, the actor portrayed the lovable Ambrose Spellman, Sabrina’s (Kiernan Shipka) cousin, in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. His character often acted as Sabrina’s conscience as well as her accomplice, often keeping secrets for her, despite being worried her practices may put her at risk.

Chance Perdomo was born Oct. 19, 1996, in Los Angeles but raised in Southampton, England, after moving there with his mother. He originally intended to study law after graduating from college but decided to pursue acting instead. He moved to London, where he joined the National Youth Theatre and later trained at the Identity School of Acting.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina marked the actor’s first major role. He previously told THR that one of his first auditions was for the part of Jughead Jones in Riverdale, which eventually went to Cole Sprouse. However, Perdomo stood out to Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who created both Sabrina and Riverdale, and he cast him as Ambrose.

“[I] did some self-tapes, and I got quite a few rounds and I had no idea how close I got,” the actor said. “They kept me in mind, and I had no idea until later Roberto was like, ‘Brother, do you know how close you got?… It was almost you.'”

Despite losing out on the role, Perdomo shared he had no hard feelings toward Sprouse. “I’m not even mad,” he said. “I grew up watching Cole Sprouse and his brother [Dylan Sprouse], and to have come close and lose it to one of the people I used to watch, it’s good.”

In addition to his major TV roles, the Gen V star had a recurring part in the After film series, portraying Landon Gibson. He also made appearances in Midsomer Murders, Killed by My Debt, for which he received a BAFTA nom, Hetty Feather and Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators.

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