‘School Of Rock’ Drummer Kid Dies In Bicycle Accident At Age 32

School Of Rock Kevin Clark Jack Black
SCHOOL OF ROCK, Jack Black, Kevin Alexander Clark, 2003. ©Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

Kevin Clark, who played kid drummer Freddy Jones in “School of Rock,” died on Wednesday (May 26), after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle in the Chicago neighborhood of Avondale. He was only 32.

Clark was riding his bicycle early Wednesday morning through the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago when a driver of a Hyundai Sonata struck him around 1:20 a.m., according to local police. Paramedics took him to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:04 a.m., the Cook County medical examiner’s office and the Chicago Fire Department told the Sun-Times.

The 20-year-old woman who hit Clark with her car has not been arrested, but was issued citations, polica says.

He began playing drums when he was three-years-old, and made it into Hollywood at age 12, starring in School of Rock, his only credit, with comedian and musician Jack Black.

Black issued the following statement on his Instagram: “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.