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

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Chance Perdomo, who starred in the television series “Gen V” and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” died after being involved in a motorcycle accident, a representative for the actor said Saturday. He was 27.

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The actor’s representative released a statement confirming his death but did not say when or where the accident occurred, Variety reported. Nobody else was involved in the accident, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Chance Perdomo’s untimely passing as a result of a motorcycle accident,” the representative said. “Authorities have advised that no other individuals were involved. 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. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their beloved son and brother.”

The actor’s representatives told the Los Angeles Times that the crash occurred on Friday. No other details were released.

Perdomo was born on Oct. 19, 1996, in Los Angeles, Variety reported. As a child, he moved with his mother to Southampton, England. He intended to study law but decided to pursue acting.

“When I was about 2 years old, I told Mum I want to be two things,” Perdomo told BAFTA in a 2019 interview. “I said, ‘I want to be the first Black president of the United States, and I want to be on ‘Barney.’”

Perdomo appeared in several television shows and short films before he was cast as a series regular in “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” the entertainment news website reported. He appeared in all 36 episodes of the series from 2018 to 2020, according to IMDb.com.

On “Gen V,” Perdomo was cast in the role of Andre Anderson, a popular student at Goodwin University who had the power to magnetically manipulating things, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“We can’t quite wrap our heads around this,” the producers of “Gen V” said 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.”

Perdomo won a BAFTA nomination for best actor in the 2018 BBC film “Killed by My Debt,” the Times reported. He won BAFTA’s “Breakthrough Brit” award in 2019 for his role in “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”

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