Kevin Clark, 'School of Rock' Actor, Dead at 32 After Cycling Accident

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School of Rock actor, Kevin Clark, has died. He was 32. Multiple outlets confirmed that Clark, who played Freddy Jones, aka Spazzy McGee, in the film, was cycling in Chicago early Wednesday when he was fatally struck by a vehicle.

According to Chicago Sun-Times, police said the professional drummer was riding his bicycle around 1:20 a.m Wednesday when he was struck by a Hyundai Sonata in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side of Chicago.

He was taken 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.

Police say a 20-year-old woman was driving the car that hit him. She was issued citations but was not arrested. 

Clark's School of Rock co-star, Jack Black, took to Instagram to mourn the young drummer, saying he was "heartbroken" by the news.

"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 captioned a photo collage of him and Clark from the movie's set and later during an impromptu reunion when Clark was much older.

The pair most recently reunited back in 2018 at a Tenacious D concert in Chicago.

School of Rock star, Miranda Cosgrove, also reacted to the sad news of her co-star's passing, taking to Instagram Wednesday to share several throwbacks of her, Clark and the cast, from both on and off set of the iconic film.

"Stunned and saddened by this news today. The world lost an amazing soul. I’ll always remember your spirit and how kind you were to me. I’ll never forget all the memories. You’ll always be missed Kevin," Cosgrove wrote.

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