2 Actors From Netflix Series The Chosen One Dead in Vehicle Accident

Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar were killed in a road accident in Mexico, where they were filming the Netflix series The Chosen One.

By Corinne Heller Jun 18, 2022 8:34 PMTags
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Actors Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar—also known as Paco Mufote, who star in the Netflix series The Chosen One, have died in a vehicle accident in Mexico.

The two were killed after their van crashed and overturned on a road on the Baja California Sur peninsula on June 16. Two other cast members and four crew members were injured and transported to a nearby hospital, E! News has confirmed.

E! News has also learned that the group has been in Mexico filming The Chosen One and were traveling to the local airport at the time of the crash.

The State Government of Baja California said in a statement on Facebook on June 17, "From the State Government we deeply regret the deaths of Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar 'Paco Mufote.' Our condolences to their family, friends and the Baja California arts community. May they rest in peace."

In a statement to E! News, a Netflix spokesperson added, "We are deeply saddened by the tragic accident that took the lives of Ray Garduño and Juan Francisco González. Our thoughts are with their loved ones and with those injured during this unfortunate accident." 

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The Chosen One, a new series, is adapted from Mark Millar and Peter Gross' American Jesus comic book series, previously titled Chosen. The show centers around a 12-year-old boy who finds out he's the second coming of Jesus Christ, destined to save humankind.


The production of the series was temporarily paused by Redrum, its independent production company, following the accident, E! News has confirmed. Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.


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