, a Chicago-area musician
best known for his role as drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones in Jack Black's 2003 comedy
"School of Rock
," died early Wednesday morning.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the 32-year-old musician was biking around 1:20 a.m. when he was hit and killed by a Hyundai Sonata driver.
According to the Chicago Fire Department and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, paramedics rushed Clark to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 a.m.
According to TMZ, the vehicle's driver, a 20-year-old woman, was cited.
Allison Clark, Clark's mother, told the newspaper that her son had been obsessed with percussion since he was three years old and began banging on pans.
After a friend brought him to the auditions nine years later, he was cast in the film.
“He just kind of shone,” Allison Clark said of her son, adding, “He took it on right away, but he never really acted after that.”
Clark has worked with a number of bands, the most recent of which, Jessie Bess and the Intentions, debuted this weekend, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Clark did reunite with Black in 2018, when the actor's band, Tenacious D., played in Chicago, and according to TMZ, Clark gave his former co-star a T-shirt for his then-current band, which the actor immediately put on.
Clark was remembered in an Instagram
post by the actor.
This post was shared by Jack Black (@jackblack) on Instagram.