School of Rock's Kevin Clark dies in bicycle accident as Jack Black pays tribute

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Photo credit: Rick Kern - Getty Images
Photo credit: Rick Kern - Getty Images

School of Rock star Kevin Clark has sadly died in a tragic cycling accident.

TMZ reported that a man on a bicycle was hit by a car in the Northwest side of Chicago early on Wednesday (May 26) morning, and was identified as the actor. The publication states that the 20-year-old woman was not arrested for the accident, but was issued with a citation to attend court.

The star played Freddy Jones, one of Jack Black's character Dewey Finn's students in the 2003 film, who served as the drummer.

Photo credit: Rick Kern - Getty Images
Photo credit: Rick Kern - Getty Images

Black paid tribute to his late co-star 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."

In 2018, Clark went to see Black and his band Tenacious D perform in Chicago, and shared a photo on his Instagram of the two together. Black wore a t-shirt promoting Clark's band, Dreadwolf. The entire cast reunited back in 2013 to mark the 10th anniversary.

Last month, a scene from the film went viral on social media, showcasing Dewey telling singer Tomika (Maryam Hassan) that there was nothing wrong with liking to eat.

Photo credit: Donald Weber - Getty Images
Photo credit: Donald Weber - Getty Images

"As a child I didn’t realize the fullll impact of the scene but it definitely hits different today," she wrote. "Glad to have played a part in such an important moment/scene."

Meanwhile, social media users learned last week that two of the stars of the film had been in a real-life relationship for a long time.

You can watch Kevin Clark's performance as Freddy in School of Rock on Netflix now.

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