School of Rock has held a place in people’s hearts for almost two decades, spawning a successful Broadway adaptation and much more. At the time of its release, the film was a cultural phenomenon, featuring several stars at various points in their careers.
School of Rock” was a popular movie starring Jack Black in the lead role
School of Rock became a surprise hit when it was released in 2003: The film, directed by Richard Linklater, grossed over $131 million at the box office.
In the film, Jack Black played the role of Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck guitarist who leads a group of young people to musical success. After being kicked out of his band, Black’s character got a job as a substitute teacher at a local preschool and soon discovered that his students were musically gifted in different ways.
The School of Rock became a sensation at the local Battle of the Bands competition. They were the clear crowd favorite and even earned a better reception than Dewey’s old band, which won the competition.
The kids from ‘School of Rock’ went on to do several things
‘School of Rock’ became one of Jack Black’s earliest hit roles, but it also became a launching pad for several other stars.
For example, the film was the film debut of Miranda Cosgrove, who later starred in the popular Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh and eventually appeared in her own series, iCarly.
Sarah Silverman debuted her Comedy Central show The Sarah Silverman Program in 2007 and won a Primetime Emmy Award the following year for her work on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
School of Rock was Kevin Clark’s only film role; the child actor, who played drummer Freddy Jones aka Spazzy McGee, later became a professional drummer in Chicago, Illinois. However, in May 2021, a tragedy occurred.
Kevin Clark was killed in a bicycle accident in May 2021
In the early morning hours of May 26, 2021, Clark was hit by a motorist in Chicago’s Northwest Side as he was riding his bicycle home. According to TMZ, Clark was taken to a local hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after 2:00 a.m. local time.
The driver of the Hyundai Sonata, a 20-year-old woman, was cited by police but not arrested. Clark was 32 years old.
A verified GoFundMe has been set up to cover funeral and memorial expenses for Clark’s family.
Jack Black paid tribute to his “School of Rock” co-star on Instagram. “Devastating news. Kevin is gone. Way too soon,” he wrote. “Beautiful soul. So many great memories. Heartbroken. Sending love to his family and the entire School of Rock community.”