Wheels from Degrassi Junior High Dead: Neil Hope Died in 2007
News Came out on February 16, 2012 That Neil Hope, The Actor Who Played Wheels on Degrassi High Died Back in 2007
Media reports from February 16, 2012 state that Neil Hope, the actor from the popular Canadian teen dramas Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High, and Degrassi: The Next Generation, died more than five years ago.
According to a report, Neil Hope died back in 2007, but news of his death didn't become public until February 16, 2012.
Hope played the character of Wheels on several iterations of the 80s show, first as Kids of Degrassi, Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High. Wheels was one of the few characters that lasted throughout the entire first run of the show.
After the series ended, Hope largely stayed away from the spotlight, avoiding cast reunions.
It is believed that Hope died at the age of 35 of natural causes.