Kevin Clark, who performed drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones within the 2003 transfer “College of Rock” with Jack Black was killed when he was struck by a automobile whereas using his bicycle alongside a Chicago road early Wednesday.
Police mentioned Clark, 32, was struck after operating a purple gentle within the metropolis’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 driving force each advised responding officers, based on a Chicago Police Division crash report.
Authorities say emergency responders discovered Clark partially below the automobile. Clark was taken in crucial situation to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Heart, the place he was pronounced useless a short while later. Authorities say the 20-year-old girl driving the automobile was issued a number of citations, however didn’t give further data.
After starring in “College of Rock” with Black, Clark continued pursuing drumming. Most lately, he performed within the band Jess Bess and the Intentions, which made its debut efficiency Saturday at Legendary Picket Nickel within the Chicago suburb of Highwood.
In a tweet, Black referred to as Clark’s demise devastating and that he was heartbroken that it got here too quickly.
“Sending like to his household and the entire College of Rock neighborhood,” Black wrote.
In interviews, Clark mentioned he landed his solely film function by responding to an advert in an area newspaper in search of adolescents who can play drums, keyboards and guitar.
Rivkah Reyes, who performed Katie within the film, referred to as Clark a “big-hearted, heat human.” She mentioned Clark incessantly attended her stand-up and sketch comedy exhibits at Second Metropolis.