jack black gives heartfelt tribute after death of “school of rock” co-star kevin clark

Kevin Clark died on May 26, after he got struck and killed while on his bike. The former actor and musician was only 32.

Clark became a star overnight after starring in 2003's School of Rock, alongside comedian Jack Black. Now, Black left a heartfelt tribute to his former co-star.

Goodbye To Freddy "Spazzy McGee" Jones

Just before his untimely death, Kevin started a new band. They were supposed to have their first performance this weekend. Instead, the band members performed at their friend's funeral.

The drummer kid from the hit movie, Freddy Jones (Clark), is one of the most memorable roles in recent pop culture.

Kevin was only 12 when he made School of Rock, but his passion for music was authentic, and that, essentially, made his role so memorable.

His mom told the Chicago Sun Times that her son was finally finding his pace in life. She explained:

"He told his bandmates just yesterday: You know, this is finally the life I want to live. And we're going to make it. You're my musical family β€” my family β€” and we're all going to make it."

The heartbroken mom added:

"He loved music. He's just a raw talent. He's got a heart of gold."

And that's exactly how he will be remembered.

Jack Black On His Friend And Co-star

Black, 51, shared a touching tribute on Instagram. He posted two photos, showing that the two remained close many years after their hit movie.

The caption said:

"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."

Clark's film career was short-lived. However, he loved music and was a member of several bands. Black and late Kevin were last seen together in 2018 at the event in Chicago.

May he rock in peace!