School of Rock star Kevin Clark died Wednesday after being hit by a car while he was cycling, with actor Jack Black calling his death a tragedy.
School Of Rock star Kevin Clark died at 32
Clay, 32, played kid drummer Freddy Jones, aka Spazzy McGee, alongside Jack Black in the hit 2003 movie.
Jack Black:”Devastating news. Kevin is gone. Way too soon,” Black wrote of Clark. “Beautiful soul. So many great memories. Heartbroken. Sending love to his family and the whole School of Rock community.”
Clark had just started a new band that performed live for the first time over the past weekend on the North Shore, say Chicago Sun Times.
Kevin Clark stuck with his music after appearing nearly 20 years ago as drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones in the wildly popular movie “School of Rock.”
He formed bands, wrote songs, taught children. At 32, Clark had just started a new band that performed live for the first time over the past weekend on the North Shore.
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“He told his bandmate just yesterday: You know, this is finally the life I want to live. And we’re going to make it. You’re my musical family — my family — and we’re all going to make it,” his mother Allison Clark said.
Clark was riding a bicycle early Wednesday when he was struck and killed at a notoriously dangerous intersection on the Northwest Side. He was hit by a Hyundai Sonata around 1:20 a.m. in the 2600 block of North Western Avenue, Chicago police said.
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Paramedics found him on Logan Boulevard and took him to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:04 a.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.