'School of Rock' actor and drummer Kevin Clark, 32, hit and killed by car

'School of Rock' actor and drummer Kevin Clark, 32, hit and killed by car

- Kevin Clark who is best known for his role as drummer Freddie Jones in the film 'School of Rock has passed away

- According to several reports, Kevin was riding his bike in Chicago when get got hit by a motorist

- He was pronounced dead on arrival at Illinois Masonic Medical Center on Wednesday morning

- Jack Black who played opposite the child actor posted a heartfelt message on his Instagram in remembrance of Kevin

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Kevin Clark, who is best known for his role in the hit comedy film, 'School of Rock' has passed away at the age of 32. Kevin was casted to play role of spunky student, Freddie Jones, who was tasked to play percussions in the film which starred Jack Black.

According to a report by Chicago Sun-Times, the professional drummer was riding his bike in Chicago when he was hit by a Hyundai Sonata in the early morning of Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

The actor was brought by paramedics to a nearby hospital but Kevin did not survive. The actor was pronounced dead at 2:04 AM as reported by Variety.

'School of Rock' actor and drummer Kevin Clark, 32, hit and killed by car
Kevin Clark and Jack Black poses for the camera. Photo from Jack Black (@jackblack)
Source: Instagram

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The unnamed 20-year-old motorist who was driving the vehicle that hit the actor has not been arrested but was said to have been given citations according to the police.

Kevin was also a professional percussionist and has recently started a new band. Jack Black who played opposite the actor on the film had penned a heartfelt message to express his condolences.

"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."

His other co-stars have also taken to social media to pay tribute to Kevin and their sympathies for his family. Miranda Cosgrove who became famous after playing the role of Summer in 'School of Rock' also wrote a touching message on Instagram along with a photo of the film's cast.

"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."

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Kevin Clark was an American actor and musician. He became known for playing Freddy Jones in the musical comedy film 'School of Rock'. He also had a band based in Northbrook, Illinois, called Third Estate, which broke up in late November 2004. He was a professional percussionist in Chicago and had started another band in 2021,

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KAMI previously reported that Veteran entertainment writer Ricky Lo passed away on Tuesday night, May 4, due to a stroke. The sad news shocked the public, especially those in the entertainment industry. Several prominent personalities then took to social media to express grief over his death.

Veteran 'Ang Probisyano' director, Toto Natividad has also passed away after suffering from complications brought about by COVID-19. Just recently, the director's family has created a fundraising account to help with the hospital bills after he was hospitalized due to the virus.

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