12.30.2020

Joe Clark, High School Principal Portrayed in 'Lean on Me,' Dies at 82

Joe Clark, High School Principal Portrayed in 'Lean on Me,' Dies at 82 Photo by Joe McNally / Getty Images

Joe Clark, the uncompromising New Jersey high school principal who employed a bullhorn and baseball bat to round his students into shape en route to becoming the subject of the inspirational Morgan Freeman film Lean on Me, has died. He was 82.

Clark died Tuesday after a long illness at his home in Gainesville, Florida, his family announced.

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