Kevin Clark, “School of Rock” actor, killed in bicycle accident at age 32 –

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Kevin Clark, “School of Rock” actor, killed in bicycle accident at age 32 – fr


CHICAGO – Kevin Clark, who played drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones in the 2003 “School of Rock” movement starring Jack Black was killed when he was hit by a car while riding his bike along. a Chicago street early Wednesday.

Police said Clark, 32, was hit after running a red light in the city’s Avondale neighborhood. Clark was driving east on Logan Boulevard when he was struck by a vehicle heading south on Western Avenue, a witness and the driver told officers, according to a Chicago Police Department accident report.

Authorities say rescuers found Clark partially under the car. Clark was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Authorities say the 20-year-old woman behind the wheel of the car has received several citations, but has not provided additional information.

After performing in “School of Rock” with Black, Clark continued to play the drums. Most recently, he performed in the band Jess Bess & The Intentions, which debuted Saturday at the Legendary Wooden Nickel in the Chicago suburb of Highwood.

In a tweet, Black called Clark’s death devastating and that he was heartbroken that it had happened too soon.

“Sending love to his family and the entire School of Rock community,” Black wrote.

In interviews, Clark said he landed his only movie role responding to an ad in a local newspaper looking for teenagers who could play drums, keyboards and guitar.

Rivkah Reyes, who played Katie in the film, called Clark a “big-hearted and warm human.” They said Clark frequently attended their stand-up comedy and sketch shows in Second City.

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