- Tragedy in show business: Kevin Clark’s death confirmed
- The American musician and actor became famous for playing the unforgettable drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones in the movie ‘School of Rock’
- The Cook County Medical Examiner confirmed that Clark’s cause of death was blunt force injury.
Tragedy in show business: They confirm the death of Kevin Clark, actor of the film ‘School of Rock’, who lost his life this Wednesday, May 26 at the age of 32, according to local media.
Kevin Clark, an American musician and actor who became famous for playing the unforgettable drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones in the movie ‘School of Rock’, died this Wednesday in Chicago, Illinois, after he was hit by a car.
Tragedy: Confirmed death of Kevin Clark, actor of the film ‘School of rock’
The actor was riding a bicycle in his native Chicago, but at a junction he was fatally hit by a vehicle. Clark was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared his death from the injuries.
Later, the Cook County Medical Examiner confirmed that Clark’s cause of death was a blunt force injury that had been caused by the collision between the vehicle and the bicycle, it reported. US Magazine.
About the driver who took his life
The driver of the car involved in Clark’s death is a 20-year-old woman. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the young woman has not yet been arrested by authorities. However, the police have issued him several citations after the accident.
Shortly after the artist’s death, his mother Allison Clark told the local media that the young man was “a raw talent” and added: “He has a heart of gold.” Condolences for the family flood social networks.
Actor dedicated to music
Clark had not returned to acting since his role in ‘School of Rock’, instead concentrating on his musical career as a drummer. The artist’s mother commented that her son was very excited about the birth of his new band, Jessie Bess and the Intentions.
Just over the weekend, Saturday May 22, they had played their first show. “He told his bandmates just yesterday: You know, this is finally the life I want to live. And we are going to do it, ”his mother recalled.
How did you get your role?
In 2013, Clark recalled in an interview his audition for School of Rock with Joey Gaydos Jr., who would later play guitarist Zack Mooneyham. The casting directors asked them to play “Day Tripper” by the Beatles and “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath, apparently their work together surprised them, because they both got the parts.
To celebrate 10 years of the film, the cast reunited in 2013 and gave a memorable performance in Austin, Texas, where Clark re-stepped into character as the band’s drummer to perform the iconic single “School of Rock.”
Famous people react
The news quickly spread through social media. Hundreds of fans and followers mourned the death of the star. Even famous actor Jack Black, who was a co-star in the movie “School of Rock,” expressed his grief.
“Devastating news. Kevin is gone. Too soon. Beautiful soul. So many good memories. With a broken heart. Sending love to his family and the entire School of Rock community, ”he wrote in his Instagram account.