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'He was one of a kind': Kiernan Shipka pays touching tribute to Chance Perdomo

Chance Perdomo and Kiernan Shipka were extremely close credit:Bang Showbiz
Chance Perdomo and Kiernan Shipka were extremely close credit:Bang Showbiz

Kiernan Shipka is devastated following the passing of her ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ co-star Chance Perdomo.

The actor - who played Ambrose Spellman in the supernatural Netflix series - tragically passed away on March 29, aged just 27, after being involved in a motorcycle accident, and Kiernan admits it's "really hard to picture this world without him in it."

In a touching tribute, the 24-year-old star - who portrayed the titular role of witch Sabrina Spellman - wrote alongside a series of photos and videos of the pair: "Oh man this hurts.

"He was a one of a kind soul. Just the most fiery, creative, loving, connected, and caring force you could possibly imagine…

"As playful as he was kind. As loving as he was hilarious. He never failed to make me laugh and he never failed to keep me on my toes (or off of them if he was giving me a piggyback ride to my trailer which he often did. Thanks Chance.)

"His humanity was a generous gift to me and to so many people. Really hard to picture this world without him in it.

"I loved him with my whole heart. I always will."

A representative for the late star told The Hollywood Reporter: “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 most recently featured in Amazon Prime Video’s ‘The Boys’ prequel ‘Gen V’, in which he played student Andre Anderson, whose superpower was magnetic manipulation.

The producers of the series said in a statement: “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.

“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.”

Amazon MGM Studios and Sony Pictures Television, which produces ‘Gen V’, said: “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.”.

Born in Los Angeles, Chance moved to Southampton, England, with his mum as a child and held British and American citizenship.

He intended to study law but decided to pursue acting, and moved to London with money he made working in a shoe shop and at a cinema where he joined the National Youth Theatre and trained at Identity School of Acting.