Kevin Clark, a baby actor greatest recognized for enjoying Freddy Jones within the 2003 comedy College of Rock, was killed on Wednesday in Chicago after being concerned in a biking accident.
He was 32 years previous.
The tragic loss of life has been confirmed to a number of retailers by the Prepare dinner County Medical Examiner’s Workplace.
The musician had reportedly been using his bicycle early yesterday when a motorist struck him.
He was rushed to a hospital after the crash, however was pronounced lifeless a short while later, at 2:04 a.m.
The Chicago Solar-Instances experiences that the motive force of the car was a 20-year-old girl who was issued citations by police following the incident.
In accordance with police, the crash stays underneath investigation.
Clark grew up in Highland Park and began enjoying drums at age three by “hitting pots and pans within the basement,” his mom, Allison, advised the aforementioned newspaper.
He began non-public classes at age 5 and will additionally play guitar, piano and violin.
Simply this previous weekend, Clark carried out stay for the primary time with a brand new band.
“He advised his bandmates simply yesterday: You already know, that is lastly the life I wish to stay. And we’re going to make it. You’re my musical household — my household — and we’re all going to make it,” Allison Clark advised The Chicago Solar-Instances.
Clark had not acted since his flip as Freddy, a.okay.a. “Spazzy McGee,” in College of Rock.
Nevertheless, he had continued his musical profession as a drummer.
Throughout a 2018 live performance along with his band Tenacious D, College of Rock lead Jack Black reunited along with his youthful costar, who introduced him with a t-shirt for his Dreadwolf challenge.
In a photograph obtained by TMZ, Black even posed with Clark whereas sporting the merchandise.
Reflecting on her son’s short-lived but memorable time in present enterprise, Allison Clark mentioned:
“He simply sort of shined. He took it on straight away, however he by no means actually acted afterward.”
In 2013, the solid reunited for a efficiency in Austin, Texas, to have fun the movie’s tenth anniversary. C
lark reprised his position because the band’s drummer for a one-time-only rendition of the group’s signature tune, additionally titled “College of Rock.”
Wrote Black on Instagram after studying of this terrible information:
Devastating information. Kevin is gone. Means too quickly. Stunning soul. So many nice recollections. Heartbroken. Sending like to his household and the entire College of Rock group.
We ship our condolences to the buddies, relations and family members of Kevin Clark.
Could he relaxation in peace.