ACTOR KEVIN Clark has died at the age of 32 after being involved in a road traffic accident.
The young actor, best-known for starring as drumer Freddy Jones in hit comedy School of Rock alongside Jack Black, died on Wednesday.
According to the CHicago Police Department, Mr Clark was struck by a vehicle as he was riding his bicycle down the street; he was cycling east when he was struck by a vehicle heading south.
According to The Independent, Mr Clark was trapped partially underneath the car when paramedics arrived.
He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, but despite medical staff's best efforts to save his life, Mr Clark was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Centre a short time later.
Tributes to the star have been flooding in on social media, including from comedian Jack Black, who shared two images of them together-- an old one and a recent one-- and said he was "heartbroken" by the news.
"Devastating news," Black wrote on Instagram.
"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."
Rivkah Reyes, a close friend of Clark's and who starred as Katie in School of Rock, said "I will never forget your hug and your laugh and the sheer joy on your face when we'd run into each other in Chicago.
"Thank you for always showing up for me with that 'big brother I never had' energy."
love you forever, spaz. i will never forget your hugs and your laugh and the sheer joy on your face when we’d run into each other in chicago. thank you for always showing up for me with that “big brother I never had” energy. pic.twitter.com/aIjYUBn1iS
— rivkah reyes (they/them) (@rivkahreyes) May 26, 2021
The driver of the car, a 20-year-old woman, was issued several citations, police say, however they did not offer any further information.