Degrassi star Neil Hope, a.k.a. Wheels, reported to have died five years ago
News broke on Thursday that actor Neil Hope, who achieved fame on the iconic Canadian after-school program Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High and Degrassi: The Next Generation is dead — and has been for five years.
While several news outlets are reporting that news of Hope’s death was made official on Thursday (Feb. 16), the public Facebook group “Let’s Bring The Real Neil Hope (“Wheels” from Degrassi)” features a confirmation of the actor’s death from Hope’s sister-in-law, Tracy Northrup Hope, dated Jan. 12, 2012. At that time, Tracy reported his date of death as Nov. 25, 2007, and indicated he died of natural causes.