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28th May 2021

School of Rock co-stars pay tribute after Kevin Clark passes away aged 32

James Fenton

The cast of School of Rock have been paying tribute to co-star Kevin Clark, after the 32-year-old passed away following a bike accident on Wednesday.

Kevin Clark played drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones in 2003 music comedy School of Rock, which was released when he was just 14. He was part of a large cast of young actors and many have been sharing tributes to their friend and co-star since news of his passing was confirmed.

Jack Black, who played substitute teacher and band founder Dewey Finn posted: ‘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 a heartfelt tribute, Rivkah Reyes wrote ‘I’m absolutely heartbroken. Kev was my first friend on set. We instantly connected over being Jews from Chicago. He introduced me to Green Day and was the catalyst for my pop punk phase (which hasn’t ended).

Miranda Cosgrove added: ‘Stunned and saddened by this news today. The world lost an amazing soul. I’ll always remember your spirit and how kind you were to me. I’ll never forget all the memories. You’ll always be missed Kevin.’

While Joey Gaydos Jr wrote: ‘Completely devastated you’re gone, so thankful to have shared a connection thicker than blood. Much love to his family, our School of Rock family and all the fans and friends his life has impacted. I’ll miss you brother, always.’

After School of Rock, Clark chose not to pursue an acting career and instead became a professional drummer in Chicago.