Kevin Clark dead at 32: School of Rock drummer who played Freddy Jones ‘dies after being hit by car while cycling’

SCHOOL of Rock star Kevin Clark died Wednesday after being hit by a car while he was cycling, according to reports.

Clark, 32, played kid drummer Freddy Jones, aka Spazzy McGee, alongside Jack Black in the hit 2003 movie.


Police say he was struck by a Hyundai Sonata as he biked through the Northwest Side of Chicago in the early hours of the morning.

Emergency services found him at Logan Boulevard and took him to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

He was rushed to hospital but pronounced dead at 2.04am CT.

A 20-year-old woman driving the car that struck the Chicago musician was not charged but issued with a citation.


Clark's sister told TMZ that he was riding his bike home at the time of the accident.

He worked as a professional drummer and was in a band named Dreadwolf and several others.

Heis mother said that his latest project, Jessie Bess and the Intentions, only had its first show last Saturday.

“He’s just a raw talent. He’s got a heart of gold,” Allison Clark told the Sun-Times.

She said that he started playing drums aged three by hitting pots and pans.

He broke into the movie busness aged 12 with School of Rock.

His mother said he had no acting experience but loved it after being brought to the audition by a friend.

Clark "was so skilled in his performances that each one demanded a standing ovation from the audience, and he's been using his talents ever since," reads IMDb page.

“He just kind of shined,” Allison said of her son. “He took it on right away, but he never really acted afterward.”

The cast of School of Rock have previously reunited and Jack Black through on a Dreadwolf t-shirt when he went to see Clark's bank in 2018.

School of Rock was Clarks only movie credit.

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