Actor who played School of Rock drummer dies aged 32 after being struck by car
Kevin Clark, the actor who played the drummer in School of Rock, has tragically died aged 32 after being hit by a car while cycling.
Clark was knocked down in Chicago, the US, on Wednesday morning, May 26, and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.
A 20-year-old woman was driving the car which hit Kevin but has not been arrested, TMZ reports.
The Cook County Medical Examiner stated he was treated at hospital, but medics couldn't save him and he was pronounced dead around 2am.
School of Rock, which came out in 2003, was the professional drummer’s only movie credit.
In the film, which was a box-office hit and inspired a Broadway musical of the same name, Clark played drummer Freddy Jones, nicknamed "Spazzy McGee".
He was just 12 years old when he was cast in the role, rising to fame as a child star thanks to the Richard Linklater-directed flick, which starred Jack Black as a substitute teacher.
Despite the success of the film, Clark decided to abandon acting for music, focusing on his career as a drummer.
He played in several bands throughout his career, and his most recent endeavour was as the drummer in the group Jessie Bess and the Intentions.
Tragically, the band played their first live show together last Saturday.
On the 15 year anniversary of the release of School of Rock, Clark reunited with Black.
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