Kevin Clark, the former child actor who played drummer Freddy "Spazz McGee" Jones in School of Rock, has died. He was 32. Clark was killed in the early hours of Wednesday May 26th when he was struck by a driver while riding his bicycle. According to TMZ, he was rushed to the hospital in Chicago's Northwest side, but was ultimately pronounced dead shortly after 2 a.m..
Although the 2003 film starring Jack Black was Clark's only acting credit, it was an extremely memorable one. In the class of rich elementary school students that Black conned his way into teaching, Clark played the spiky-haired, bad-boy drummer who had a bratty exterior but a big heart. He was the student who most resembled Black's spastic character, Dewey Finn, and the Tenacious D frontman shared a heartfelt post on Instagram to commemorate their special bond.
"Devastating news," Black wrote. "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."
After his brief stint in Hollywood as a kid, Clark decided to pursue a career in music as an adult, drumming in numerous bands over the years including Dreadwolf and Robbie Gold. His family has organized a GoFundMe to help cover memorial costs.