Kevin Clark, the actor from School of Rock, was killed in a bike accident in Chicago.
Kevin Clark, 32, was struck after running a red light in the city’s Avondale neighborhood, according to police. In 2003, Kevin featured alongside Jack Black in the film School of Rock.
According to TMZ, the actor, 32, was hit while riding his bicycle around Chicago on Wednesday morning.According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s website, he was rushed to the hospital following the incident and pronounced dead shortly after 2 a.m.
Clark last appeared in the famous 2003 film about a drifting rock lover (played by Jack Black) who ends up teaching a class of kids and turning them into a band.Clark began studying to play the drums at the age of five and was cast in the role at the age of twelve.Despite the fact that it was his only acting part, he continued to pursue music as an adult, founding bands, creating songs, and instructing children.
Jack described Kevin’s death as “devastating” and that he was “heartbroken” that it happened so fast. Jack added, “Sending love to his family and the entire School of Rock community.”Kevin revealed in interviews that he got his lone movie part by responding to an ad in a local newspaper searching for teenagers who could play drums, keyboards, and guitar.
Clark and Black reunited in 2018, 15 years after the release of School of Rock in theaters.The actor and his Tenacious D bandmate Kyle Gass attended a show in Chicago by Clark’s own band Dreadwolf. On the Dreadwolf Instagram and Facebook pages, a photo of Black and Gass cuddling up to Clark and his bandmate was shared, with Black, 51, wearing a Dreadwolf T-shirt.
According to the Sun-Times, he had recently joined a new band and had performed live for the first time last weekend.”‘You know, this is finally the life I want to live,’ he told his bandmates just yesterday. And we’re going to get there. You’re my musical family – my family – and we’re all going to make it’, says the narrator “Allison Clark, his mother, told the newspaper.Black shared photographs of himself with Clark in the film on Instagram, as well as more recently, adding that the news of his passing was “devastating.””Kevin is no longer with us. It was far too soon. A lovely soul. There are so many wonderful recollections. I was heartbroken. I’m sending my heartfelt condolences to his family and the entire School Of Rock community.”