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SCHOOL OF ROCK Actor Kevin Clark Dead After Being Struck By Car

Tragic news in the death of School Of Rock actor.

Musician and actor Kevin Clark, who School of Rock fans will remember as drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones died earlier today after being struck by a car.  He was 32.

The actor was riding his bicycle yesterday in the Chicago neighborhood of Avondale when the accident happened..

Local paramedics rushed Clark to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:04am. The woman who struck him with her Honda Sonata, a 20-year-old woman, was issued citations according to a report from ABC 7 Chicago.

Clark began playing drums at the age of three, and made it into Hollywood at age 12, starring in School of Rock, his only film credit, alongside Jack Black.

Clark was in several bands, and most recently played his first show with his band Jess Bess and the Intentions, this past Saturday. Kevin’s mother Allison Clark told the Chicago Sun-Times “He’s just a raw talent. He’s got a heart of gold.”

Jack Black took to social media accounts to write: “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.”

Black and Clark had a brief reunion backstage at a Tenacious D show in 2018.

Actress Rivkah Reyes, who played Katie, tweeted “This isn’t happening” with a broken heart emoji, followed up by “Love you forever, spaz. I will never forget your hugs and your laugh and the sheer joy on your face when we’d run into each other in Chicago. Thank you for always showing up for me with that ‘big brother I never had’ energy.”

 

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