Kevin Clark, the actor who played drummer Freddy Jones in the iconic 2003 film “School of Rock,” has died after getting hit by a car while biking around Chicago on Wednesday morning. He was 32.
Kevin was rushed to the hospital following the incident at 1:40 AM but was declared dead just after 2 AM. The 20-year-old driver who hit him was issued citations.
Jack Black, who was the lead star of “School of Rock,” took to Instagram to pay tribute to his young costar. “Devastating news. Kevin is gone. Way too soon. Beautiful soul. So many great memories. Heartbroken. Sending love to his family and the whole School of Rock community,” he wrote.
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Kevin landed the role of Freddy, who was nicknamed Spazzy McGee in the movie, at 12 years old and it was also his only movie credit. Kevin spent most of the past years playing drums for many different bands around his hometown. It was in 2018 when he reunited with Jack Black during a Tenacious D gig in Chicago.
“School of Rock” follows the story of an amateur rock enthusiast who accepts a job as a substitute math teacher under his friend’s name and subsequently forms a rock band with his students in order to compete at the Battle of the Bands.
May Kevin rest in peace.
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