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Chance Perdomo: British-American actor, 27, died in a motorcycle accident

Chance Perdomo: British-American actor, 27, died in a motorcycle accident

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Actor Chance Perdomo, best known for his role in the Netflix horror series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, has died in a motorcycle accident at the age of 27, his publicist announced.

The British-American star was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Southampton.

He was nominated for Best Actor at the 2019 Bafta TV Awards for his role in BBC Three drama Killed by My Debt.

“His insatiable appetite for life was felt by everyone who knew him,” his publicist said in a statement.

The statement, seen by the BBC's US partner CBS, added that his “warmth will continue to be with those he loves most,” before asking that Perdomo's family be given “privacy as they grieve the loss of their beloved son and brother.”

Details of where the accident occurred or how it occurred have not yet been shared. The actor said “no other individuals were involved,” CBS reported.

In addition to playing wizard Ambrose Spellman in the Netflix drama, Perdomo also starred as Andre Anderson in Amazon Prime's superhero series Gen V.

A statement from Amazon MGM Studios and co-producers from Gen V Sony Pictures Television remembered the actor as a “charming” and “passionate force of nature.”

They said: “Even writing about him in the past tense has no meaning.”

Perdomo studied law after leaving school and began his acting career in 2017 with a role in the CBBC series Hetty Feather.

After being nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor the same year, Perdomo told BBC Newsbeat that he was “blown away” by the response to Murder for My Debts – a docudrama based on the true story of Jerome Rogers, a London motorcycle courier who found… He fell into crushing debt and committed suicide.

In the lead-up to the Bafta Awards in May 2019, a local newspaper reported that Perdomo returned to his former secondary school in Southampton to lecture year 10 pupils.

“He talked to them about hard work and told them that it was his passion for acting, not fame, that got him where he is now,” said Jason Ashley, principal of Redbridge Community School. He told the Southern Daily Echo on time.