Neil Hope was 35. He played Derek “Wheels” Wheeler on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Degrassi Junior High and The Kids of Degrassi Street.
Neil actually passed away on November 25, 2007, but this was only made public today January 12. I was a big Degrassi fan, and just last year I wrote about School's Out, when Wheels ended up in jail.
I'll prefer to remember him as a vital member of The Zit Remedy. Here's The Zit Remedy performing their smash hit, "Everybody Wants Something".