The life of Kevin Clark, best known for playing young drummer Freddy Jones in the film School of Rock of 2003, it breaks like a bolt from the blue. At the age of 32, in fact, Clark is involved in an accident with his bicycle on the way back home to Chicago.. A car, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, overwhelmed him in the early hours of Wednesday May 26 at North Western Avenue. The intervention of the paramedics, who immediately took Kevin to the Illinois Masonic Medical Center, however, did not help: the actor was declared dead shortly after 2 am.
Raised in Highland Park, Kevin Clark was a multi-instrumentalist devoted above all to drums, guitar, piano and violin. School of Rock it was his first and last film, and suggests that the fact that i Jessie Bess and the Intentions, his new band, debuted on the music scene just a week before his passing. “A devastating news. Kevin is dead. Too soon. A beautiful soul, many beautiful memories. I have a broken heart. I send love to his family and to the entire community of School of Rock»Wrote the actor Jack Black on his Instagram profile sharing two shots with Kevin: one dating back to 2003, and another more recent.
“He loved music so much and was a raw talent. He started playing drums when he was three, hitting pots and pans in the basement, then at twelve came success with School of Rock: a friend of his brought him to the audition and they gave him the part because he actually knew how to play the drums, but he wasn’t an actor and didn’t think he could become one, his world was music “, his mother Allison told Chicago Sun-Times.