Everybody Hates Chris's Johnny Palermo Dies in Crash

Everybody Hates Chris's Johnny Palermo Dies in Crash
Johnny Palermo
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updated 06/11/2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

originally published 06/11/2009 12:55PM

Johnny Palermo, an actor who appeared in dozens of TV shows including Nickelodeon's Just for Kicks and Everybody Hates Chris, died Monday in a car accident. He was 27.

Palermo was riding in a car with his girlfriend, Alessandra Giangrande, who was driving in North Hollywood, Calif. She was also killed in the accident, and her brother suffered serious injuries, according to theHollywood Reporter.

In addition to his regular role as Evan Ribisi on Just for Kicks, Palermo had guest roles in shows, including Without a Trace, General Hospital, CSI: Miami, Rules of Engagement, How I Met Your Mother and CSI: NY. He also filmed a role in the upcoming movie, Pizza with Bullets.

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