`School of Rock’ actor Kevin Clark killed in bike accident

CHICAGO – Kevin Clark, who played drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones in the 2003 film “School of Rock” with Jack Black, was killed when he was struck by a automobile although riding his bicycle along a Chicago street early Wednesday.

Law enforcement reported Clark, 32, was struck after managing a red mild in the city’s Avondale neighborhood. Clark was using east on Logan Boulevard when he was struck by a car heading south on Western Avenue, a witness and the driver the two told responding officers, in accordance to a Chicago Police Section crash report.

Authorities say emergency responders uncovered Clark partially under the automobile. Clark was taken in important ailment to Advocate Illinois Masonic Clinical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Authorities say the 20-calendar year-previous girl driving the motor vehicle was issued numerous citations, but didn’t give extra facts.

Right after starring in “School of Rock” with Black, Clark continued pursuing drumming. Most a short while ago, he performed in the band Jess Bess & The Intentions, which created its debut effectiveness Saturday at Legendary Wood Nickel in the Chicago suburb of Highwood.


In a tweet, Black known as Clark’s death devastating and that he was heartbroken that it arrived much too before long.

“Sending really like to his relatives and the complete College of Rock local community,” Black wrote.

In interviews, Clark explained he landed his only film part by responding to an ad in a community newspaper seeking for adolescents who can play drums, keyboards and guitar.

Rivkah Reyes, who performed Katie in the movie, referred to as Clark a “big-hearted, warm human.” She claimed Clark frequently attended her stand-up and sketch comedy exhibits at 2nd City.

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