Kevin Clark, who performed drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones within the 2003 motion “College of Rock” with Jack Black, was killed when he was hit by a automotive whereas using his bike down a Chicago avenue Wednesday morning.
Police mentioned Clark, 32, was struck after working a crimson mild within the metropolis’s Avondale neighborhood. Clark was touring east on Logan Boulevard when he was struck by a automobile heading south on Western Avenue, a witness and the driving force instructed responding officers, based on a Chicago Police Division crash report.
Authorities say first responders discovered Clark partially underneath the automotive. Clark was taken in vital situation to the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Middle, the place he was pronounced lifeless shortly thereafter. Authorities say the 20-year-old lady who was driving the automotive acquired a number of citations however didn’t present further data.
After starring in “College of Rock” with Black, Clark continued with drums. Most just lately, he performed within the band Jess Bess and the Intentions, which debuted Saturday at Legendary Wood Nickel in Chicago’s suburb of Highwood.
In a tweet, Black mentioned that Clark’s dying was devastating and that he was heartbroken that it got here too quickly.
“Sending like to his household and your complete College of Rock group,” Black wrote.
In interviews, Clark mentioned he landed his solely film position by responding to an advert in an area newspaper searching for teenagers who might play drums, keyboards and guitar.
Rivkah Reyes, who performed Katie within the movie, referred to as Clark a “heat, big-hearted human.” She mentioned Clark steadily attended his sketch and stand-up comedy exhibits in Second Metropolis.