Actor Kevin Clark, famously known for playing the role of a kid drummer in “School of Rock” has passed away at the age of 32. The former child actor and professional drummer Kevin tragically died in a cycling accident on Wednesday in Chicago.
The news was confirmed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirms to E! News. Without giving a name, the Chicago Police Department told that the man was driving bicycle westbound on Wednesday morning. He was hit by motorist traveling southbound in a Toyota at around 1:20 am.
A policed spokesperson told that the man who was hit was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was announced dead at 2:04 am. According to the police authorities, the person driving the Toyota has not been determined yet, and the investigation is under way. The driver of the Hyundai, a 20-year-old woman, was issued several citations, police said.
Besides acting, Kevin Clark was a professional drummer and he continued playing in local bands instead of pursuing a career in acting. Clark has recently started a band, which performed for the first time past week.
Jack Black, who also played in “School of Rock” alongside Kevin took to Instagram to grieve over the loss of his fellow actor and friend. Black shared a throwback picture alongside a recent one. He wrote in caption, “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.”
According to the recent reports, a memorial for Kevin is planned for Wednesday night at the Wooden Nickel in Highwood, Ill. The former child star is survived by his mom Allison Clark and sister. His mother said, “He loved music. He’s just a raw talent. He’s got a heart of gold… He wasn’t an actor, wasn’t thinking about being an actor.”
She added, “He told his band-mates just yesterday: You know, this is finally the life I want to live. And we’re going to make it. You’re my musical family — my family — and we’re all going to make it.”