Actor Johnny Lewis, who appeared on “Sons of Anarchy” and dated Katy Perry, was found dead in Los Angeles in what can only be described as a bizarre double death.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department tells Yahoo! that the bodies of 28-year-old Lewis and 81-year-old Catherine Davis were found at Davis’ Los Feliz home Wednesday at 10:40 a.m. when law enforcement arrived to investigate a 911 call about a woman screaming. Lewis, whose lifeless body was found in the driveway of the home, is the suspect in the elderly woman’s murder. He allegedly beat the woman to death, became involved in a scuffle with two men at a neighboring house (assaulting one of them), and then returned to Davis’ home, where he fell or jumped off the roof.
According to a report on TMZ, Lewis – who rented a room from Davis – was released from L.A. County Jail just five days before the double death. He had “several cases” filed against him and was recently in rehab, states the report. Further, TMZ says Lewis is also suspected of killing a cat in Davis’ home, which was ransacked.
A toxicology report will determine whether drugs or alcohol were involved.
Lewis has several Hollywood credits to his name, most recently playing Kip “Half-Sack” Epps during the first two seasons of “Sons of Anarchy.” However, he requested to be released from his contract with the popular biker series and show creator Kurt Sutter obliged, killing off the character.
Sutter took to Twitter on Thursday to address Lewis’ death. “Not sure if folks know this yet, but johnny lewis (halfsack) died last night,” he tweeted. “it was a tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way. i wish i could say that i was shocked by the events last night, but i was not. i am deeply sorry that an innocent life had to be thrown into his destructive path.”
The actor – who also had roles on “The O.C.,” “Bones,” and “Criminal Minds” – also dated singer Katy Perry in 2006. There are numerous photos of them – arm-in-arm – at a party that year for the band Korn. Perry, who is in Japan, has not yet spoken out about Lewis’ death, though she has posted several other things to Twitter since news broke of Lewis’ death.