The cast of School of Rock, Jack Black, Rivkah Reyes (formerly Rebecca Brown) and Miranda Cosgrove, have paid poignant tributes to their co-star Kevin Clark after the devastating news about his death.
Kevin Clark, who played drummer Freddy Jones in School of Rock, has died aged 32 in a bike accident in Chicago.
Clark was riding his bike on Wednesday (May 26th) when he got struck by a car, police officers have confirmed in a statement.
School of Rock was Clark’s only acting role and he was 12 years old when he played in the 2003 movie.
Co-stars Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove and others have paid poignant tributes to Clark on social media. We take a look at some of the cast members of the movie.
Jack Black starred as guitarist Dewey Finn who became a teacher with the hope to form his own rock band.
The actor went on to star in several other comedy movies. He voiced the panda Po in the Kung Fu Panda films and starred in the spin-off movies of the Jumanji franchise.
Black paid a poignant tribute to Clark and wrote on 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.”
Miranda starred as Summer “Tinkerbell” Hathaway in School of Rock.
She went on to star in the Nickelodeon shows, Drake and Josh and iCarly, and will revive her role in the iCarly spin-off for Paramount+.
The actress said that she is “saddened” by the news about Clark’s death and paid a poignant tribute on Instagram.
“Stunned and saddened by this news today,” she wrote. “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.”
Joey Gaydos Jr
Joey portrayed the lead guitarist of the band, called Zack.
School of Rock was his only acting role as he pursued a career in the music industry. He released a solo album not long after the film’s release and continued to perform.
Rivkah Reyes (credited Rebecca Brown)
Rivkah starred as a cellist named Katie in the movie and ended up pursuing a music career.
On their Twitter account, Rivkah has stated that they use the pronouns they/them and added: “actor/writer. CEO of being your childhood crush. host of the Where Are We Now podcast”.
The last project they starred in was a short film called Cool Nerds, where they played a comic shop girl.
Rivkah paid an emotional tribute to their co-star Clark on Twitter.
Robert starred as the piano player and keyboardist Lawrence.
The former actor went on to pursue a career as a musician and he performed at several concerts during his college years at Dartmouth.
Caitlin played Marta, one of the band’s singers in School of Rock.
She and Angelo Massagli, who played security guard Frankie in the movie, are together in real life.
Caitlyn works as a OB-GYN Ultrasound Technologist while Angelo has a law degree.