From the Toronto Star:
- Degrassi star ‘Wheels’ reported dead, five years after he died
Degrassi fans are mourning the death of Neil Hope, who played the character Derek â€œWheelsâ€ Wheeler on the long-running show, as the news broke Thursday the teen star had died in 2007. Reports suggest Hope died at age 35 on Nov. 25, 2007, of natural causes in Hamilton. His death was only made public today. Read more.