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School Of Rock Stars Pay Tribute To Kevin Clark Following Actor's Tragic Death

School Of Rock Stars Pay Tribute To Kevin Clark Following Actor's Tragic Death

Actor Kevin Clark tragically died in a car crash yesterday, aged just 32.

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

School Of Rock star Kevin Clark tragically lost his life yesterday after a car crash.

The actor, 32, who played drummer Freddy Jones in the popular 2003 movie, was hit by a motorist while on his bike in Chicago on Wednesday (26th May), and passed away in hospital shortly afterwards.

Now, the cast of the iconic movie have flocked to pay their tributes.

Honouring Kevin, who played his pupil in the world-famous musical blockbuster, Dewey Finn star Jack Black wrote: "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."

Jack Black shared this tribute to the actor (
Instagram/ Jack Black)

Rivkah Reyes, who played bass guitarist Katie in the movie, penned her own post about Kevin, too.

"We spoke yesterday about him being on an episode of where are we now," she reflected.

"I know it would've been chaotic and hilarious and so full of love and hyping each other up because that's how our friendship always has been.

"I'm absolutely heartbroken. Kev was my first friend on set. We instantly connected over being Jews from Chicago."

Rivkah Reyes shared this picture (
Instagram/ Rivkah Reyes)

"He introduced me to Green Day and was the catalyst for my pop-punk phase (which hasn't ended)," the actress went on.

"He was always supportive of me and my endeavours. His family would often come to my comedy shows and plays, and every time Tenacious D was in town, we would go together.

"We would sometimes run into each other randomly in Chicago and he always gave me the biggest, warmest hugs."

She signed off: "I'm so sorry to his beautiful mom Allison, his siblings Nicole and Cary, and to everyone who experienced his friendship and loving heart. I miss him so much.

Clark and Jack Black stayed in touch after School Of Rock (

"I am so grateful that my fellow castmates, including Jables, have been able to support each other through this day. We are a strong, loving family. Love you forever."

Z Infante, who famously starred as Gordon in the movie, also shared some words on Instagram, writing: "My heart is broken tonight as our SOR [School of Rock] family grieves the loss of our drummer and chief, Kevin Clark."

Alongside the caption, he shared pictures of Kevin from the set, taken back at the time of filming.

Z Infante shared these throwback pictures alongside his tribute (
Instagram/ Z Infante)

"Please keep his mother and family in your thoughts and prayers. Kevin was a wild child and who grew into a peaceful young man (yet still a rockstar)," he went on.

"The balance he taught me is immeasurable. I remember when we held each other and laughed about old times at the 10-year reunion.

"Or when his easy going spirit balanced out my type A personality at our recent SOR family gathering. His death is a reminder to tell the people I love that I love them. To practice forgiveness. To express myself creatively. To stick it to the man. I love you Kev."

Meanwhile, Miranda Cosgrove, who appeared as Summer in the movie, added in her own post that she was "stunned and saddened" by the news of his death.

Miranda Cosgrove shared these old throwback shots (
Instagram/ Miranda Cosgrove)

"The world lost an amazing soul," she wrote on Instagram. "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."

Brian Falduto, who played costume designer Billy, wrote: "So, so much love to you, you wickedly talented and wonderfully kind man."

"I can't believe we lost a member of the family today. I've developed such a love and gratitude over the years for the once-in-a-lifetime experience that School of Rock was," the rest of his statement read.

Brian Falduto shared this picture (
Instagram/ Brian Falduto)

"But what's even more amazing is what it's become over the years .. the reverberating impact it's had in our lives and the lives of others. So much of that impact has to do with the once-in-a-lifetime combination of people that was part of that experience.

"Those same people remain very much a part of my life to this day. We will miss you, Kevin. Thank you for finally forgiving me (in 2016) for making you wear spandex and heels."

Kevin was 12 when he appeared in School Of Rock, and it was his only role on the big screen.

Following his time on the hit movie, he went on to play drums IRL in a series of bands, including Jess Bess and the Intentions.

According to the US newspaper Chicago Sun-Times, Kevin had just created a new band which played live for the first time last weekend.

His mother told the paper that the gig was "unbelievably fantastic" adding that the band "would've gone somewhere."

Such tragic news. RIP to Kevin and thoughts to all his family.

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