`Faculty of Rock’ actor Kevin Clark killed in bike accident


CHICAGO (AP) — Kevin Clark, who performed drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones within the 2003 film “Faculty of Rock” with Jack Black, was killed when he was struck by a automobile whereas driving his bicycle alongside a Chicago avenue early Wednesday.

Police mentioned Clark, 32, was struck after operating a pink mild within the metropolis’s Avondale neighborhood. Clark was driving east on Logan Boulevard when he was struck by a car heading south on Western Avenue, a witness and the driving force each advised responding officers, in line with a Chicago Police Division crash report.

Authorities say emergency responders discovered Clark partially below the automobile. Clark was taken in essential situation to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Heart, the place he was pronounced lifeless a short while later. Authorities say the 20-year-old girl driving the automobile was issued a number of citations, however didn’t give further info.

After starring in “Faculty of Rock” with Black, Clark continued pursuing drumming. Most not too long ago, he performed within the band Jess Bess & The Intentions, which made its debut efficiency Saturday at Legendary Wood Nickel within the Chicago suburb of Highwood.

In a tweet, Black referred to as Clark’s dying devastating and that he was heartbroken that it got here too quickly.

“Sending like to his household and the entire Faculty of Rock group,” Black wrote.

In interviews, Clark mentioned he landed his solely film position by responding to an advert in an area newspaper on the lookout for adolescents who can play drums, keyboards and guitar.

Rivkah Reyes, who performed Katie within the film, referred to as Clark a “big-hearted, heat human.” She mentioned Clark steadily attended her stand-up and sketch comedy reveals at Second Metropolis.

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