Patrick Schwarzenegger breaks down as he honors his ‘talented’ Gen V co-star Chance Perdomo following tragic death at 27 in motorcycle accident

Patrick Schwarzenegger breaks down as he honors his ‘talented’ Gen V co-star Chance Perdomo following tragic death at 27 in motorcycle accident

Tributes have flooded in for Chance Perdomo, after the actor died in a motorcycle accident aged just 27, which reportedly occurred late Friday night.

The British-American actor, known for his roles as Andre Anderson in Gen V and Ambrose Spellman in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, was killed in a single vehicle smash, according to officials.

One of his co-stars in the Amazon Prime superhero series, Patrick Schwarzenegger, led the tributes to the star.

The son of Arnold Schwarzenegger, 30, plays Luke Riordan/Golden Boy in The Boys’ spin-off, tweeted: ‘This hurts. A lot. What a young talented actor, and a great friend – gone way too soon. Was a pleasure to work with him in GenV. RIP Chance ❤️❤️❤️’

Responding to one of his followers sharing a shot from the show of Patrick and Chance’s characters hugging, Patrick admitted: ‘Damn that just made me tear up’. 

Patrick Schwarzenegger breaks down as he honors his ‘talented’ Gen V co-star Chance Perdomo following tragic death at 27 in motorcycle accident

Tributes have flooded in for Chance Perdomo, after the actor died in a motorcycle accident aged just 27, which reportedly occurred late Friday night

The British-American actor, known for his roles as Andre Anderson in Gen V and Ambrose Spellman in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, was killed in a single vehicle smash, according to officials

The British-American actor, known for his roles as Andre Anderson in Gen V and Ambrose Spellman in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, was killed in a single vehicle smash, according to officials

One of his co-stars in the Amazon Prime superhero series, Patrick Schwarzenegger , led the tributes to the star (pictured with Chance in Gen V)

One of his co-stars in the Amazon Prime superhero series, Patrick Schwarzenegger , led the tributes to the star (pictured with Chance in Gen V)

Dan Beirne, who plays Social Media Jeff, the social media manager for Godolkin University on the series, also paid tribute.

He shared a photo of Chance to his Instagram Stories and captioned it: ‘I spent probably five days with him but it was enough to know he was so funny and talented and generous and joyful. His smile lit up a room.’

While Robert Bazzocchi, who stars as one of Andre’s classmates at Godolkin, Liam, reflected on his first meeting with Chance at the table read for Gen V’s pilot.

Commenting on Prime Video’s statement on Instagram, he wrote: ‘Wow. The first thing I said to him at the pilot table read was that he was one of my favourite actors on ‘Sabrina.’ 

‘He’s a standout. So much talent and a warm soul. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones, may he rest in peace.’

The Gen V producers released a moving statement following the news, penning: ‘We can’t quite wrap out 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. 

‘Even writing about him in the past 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.’

The son of Arnold Schwarzenegger, 30, plays Luke Riordan/Golden Boy in The Boys' spin-off, tweeted: 'This hurts. A lot. What a young talented actor, and a great friend - gone way too soon. Was a pleasure to work with him in GenV. RIP Chance ❤️❤️❤️'

The son of Arnold Schwarzenegger, 30, plays Luke Riordan/Golden Boy in The Boys’ spin-off, tweeted: ‘This hurts. A lot. What a young talented actor, and a great friend – gone way too soon. Was a pleasure to work with him in GenV. RIP Chance ❤️❤️❤️’

Responding to one of his followers sharing a shot from the show of Patrick and Chance's characters hugging, Patrick admitted: 'Damn that just made me tear up'

Responding to one of his followers sharing a shot from the show of Patrick and Chance’s characters hugging, Patrick admitted: ‘Damn that just made me tear up’

Dan Beirne, who plays Social Media Jeff, the social media manager for Godolkin University on the series, also paid tribute

Dan Beirne, who plays Social Media Jeff, the social media manager for Godolkin University on the series, also paid tribute

While Robert Bazzocchi, who stars as one of Andre's classmates at Godolkin, Liam, reflected on his first meeting with Chance at the table read for Gen V's pilot

While Robert Bazzocchi, who stars as one of Andre’s classmates at Godolkin, Liam, reflected on his first meeting with Chance at the table read for Gen V’s pilot

The Gen V producers released a moving statement following the news, penning: 'We can't quite wrap out heads around this'

The Gen V producers released a moving statement following the news, penning: ‘We can’t quite wrap out heads around this’

While Amazon MGM and Sony Productions Television wrote: ‘The entire Gen V family is devastated by the sudden passing of Chance Perdomo. [We] extend our heartfelt thoughts and support to Chance’s family and all who loved him at this difficult time.’

The statements were shared and reposted by several of The Boys’ stars, including Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Karen Fukuhara and Jack Quaid.

And Laz Alonso, who plays Mother’s Milk in The Boys, commented on show creator Eric Kripke’s repost of the statement, saying: ‘So sorry Eric. Sending love to his family and all those in his tribe.’

While the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, also penned a heartfelt tribute, calling Chance a ‘soulful human being’ and admitting his passing was ‘heartbreaking and staggering’.

He shared a slew of snaps from behind-the-scenes of the Netflix show, with co-stars Kiernan Shipka and Ross Lynch.

Alongside, he wrote: ‘There aren’t a lot of words for news as shocking and devastating as this. 

‘Besides being one of the most talented young actors I’ve ever had the privilege to work with, @chance_perdomo was, truly, a light. 

‘A generous, funny, open-hearted, wildly intelligent, and fiercely complex and soulful human being. The loss is heartbreaking and staggering. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. 

Laz Alonso, who plays Mother's Milk in The Boys, commented on show creator Eric Kripke's repost of the statement, saying: 'So sorry Eric. Sending love to his family and all those in his tribe'

Laz Alonso, who plays Mother’s Milk in The Boys, commented on show creator Eric Kripke’s repost of the statement, saying: ‘So sorry Eric. Sending love to his family and all those in his tribe’

While the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, also penned a heartfelt tribute, calling Chance a 'soulful human being' and admitting his passing was 'heartbreaking and staggering'

While the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, also penned a heartfelt tribute, calling Chance a ‘soulful human being’ and admitting his passing was ‘heartbreaking and staggering’

He shared a slew of snaps from behind-the-scenes of the Netflix show, with co-stars Kiernan Shipka and Ross Lynch (pictured)

He shared a slew of snaps from behind-the-scenes of the Netflix show, with co-stars Kiernan Shipka and Ross Lynch (pictured)

He concluded: 'P.S. This first photo is from Day One of shooting the “Sabrina” pilot (I believe). He’d either just played (or was about to play) a practical joke on Kiernan. It’s how I always picture Chance'

He concluded: ‘P.S. This first photo is from Day One of shooting the “Sabrina” pilot (I believe). He’d either just played (or was about to play) a practical joke on Kiernan. It’s how I always picture Chance’

Filmmaker Rachel Talalay, who directed an episode of Sabrina, shared a snap from the table read, and wrote: 'So saddened to hear about the passing of Chance Perdomo. What a wonderful man'

Filmmaker Rachel Talalay, who directed an episode of Sabrina, shared a snap from the table read, and wrote: ‘So saddened to hear about the passing of Chance Perdomo. What a wonderful man’

‘Oh, how I wish Aunt Zelda’s words were true today (and perhaps they are): “There is no true death for witches, only transformation.” Rest in peace, Chance. We all loved you so, so much, cousin.’

‘P.S. This first photo is from Day One of shooting the “Sabrina” pilot (I believe). He’d either just played (or was about to play) a practical joke on Kiernan. It’s how I always picture Chance.’

Filmmaker Rachel Talalay, who directed an episode of Sabrina, shared a snap from the table read, and wrote: ‘So saddened to hear about the passing of Chance Perdomo. What a wonderful man. RIP (readthrough, Sabrina).’

Chance’s representatives gave a statement to Deadline that read: ‘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.’

Chance first appeared in the short film Longfield Drive as Rodell in 2016 and went on to star in TV shows such as Midsomer Murders and Sabrina. 

In 2020, he was listed as one of the top 10 Brits to watch for 2020, alongside rapper Stormzy and actress/model Jodie Turner-Smith. 

Last year, TheDirect reported he’d been edited out of a trailer for Gen V over ‘controversial’ views, including liking anti-vax, misogynistic and racist tweets, as well as following disgraced influencer Andrew Tate online.

Chance first appeared in the short film Longfield Drive as Rodell in 2016 and went on to star in TV shows such as Midsomer Murders and Sabrina (pictured in show in 2020)

Chance first appeared in the short film Longfield Drive as Rodell in 2016 and went on to star in TV shows such as Midsomer Murders and Sabrina (pictured in show in 2020)

His publicist confirmed the tragic news of his passing with Variety, saying in a statement: ‘It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Chance Perdomo’s untimely passing as a result of a motorcycle accident.’

‘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.’

In the wake of his death, production for the second season of Gen V has been officially delayed.

The cast and producers were scheduled to gather on Saturday afternoon for the shows’ first Season 2 table read, in preparation for filming commencing on April 8 in Toronto, according to Deadline. 

The series’ creators are now tasked with deciding to revise the scripts to bid farewell to Chance’s character or seek a replacement actor for the role, per the outlet.

In the spin-off to The Boys, Chance played Andre, who had magnetic manipulation super powers, alongside stars Jaz Sinclair, Lizze Broadway, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Asa Germann and Shelley Conn. 

In the wake of his death, production for the second season of Gen V has been officially delayed, with creators  tasked with deciding to revise the scripts to bid farewell to Chance's character or seek a replacement actor (pictured in June)

In the wake of his death, production for the second season of Gen V has been officially delayed, with creators  tasked with deciding to revise the scripts to bid farewell to Chance’s character or seek a replacement actor (pictured in June)

Comments

No comments yet. Why don’t you start the discussion?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *