School of Rock’ actor Kevin Clark dead at 32, hit by car while biking.

Kevin Clark, the child actor who played Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones in the 2003 film “School of Rock,” died after being fatally struck by a car while riding his bicycle. He was 32.

Jack Black and Kevin Clark in “School of Rock.”
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Clark was biking in the Chicago neighborhood of Avondale early Wednesday when a Hyundai Sonata struck him at 1:20 a.m., police told the Chicago Sun-Times. The driver of the vehicle — a 20-year-old woman — was issued citations in response to the incident and released, police said.

Paramedics rushed him to the Illinois Masonic Medical Center but he was pronounced dead at 2:04 a.m.

Kevin Clark in a scene from “School of Rock.”
Paramount Pictures

In response to the news, “School of Rock” star Jack Black, 51, shared a touching tribute on Instagram, writing, “Devastating news. Kevin is gone. Way too soon. Beautiful soul. So many great memories. Heartbroken. Sending love to his family and the whole School of Rock community.”

While he didn’t pursue acting after the flick, he did continue to play music and was involved in several bands at the time of his death. His most recent project, called Jessie Bess and the Intentions, had its first live show Saturday.


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