This is probably the most bizarre stories you’ll hear today (we hope), 28-year-old actor Johnny Lewis died on Wednesday morning, after possibly murdering his landlady and falling or jumping to his death from the stairs or a roof. The details are sketchy, but KTLA News 5 reports that 81-year-old Katherine Chabot Davis, who may have been renting a room to Lewis, was found dead from blunt force trauma inside her home in Los Feliz, California. A neighbor and a handyman who had responded to her screams were injured in an altercation with the actor.
“The best we’re piecing together now is that it appears that some type of altercation occurred inside of the house resulting in the death of the woman, then this individual ran outside, had an altercation with a couple of neighbors, ran back into the house and by the time we got here, he had fallen or had somehow died on the driveway,” LAPD Commander Andrew Smith told KABC TV.
Lewis most recently played Kip “Half-Sack” Epps on Sons of Anarchy. He also had roles on The O.C., playing Marissa’s friend Dennis “Chili” Childress from 2005-2006, and in 2010’s The Runaways. Back in 2006, he also dated a pre-“I Kissed a Girl” Katy Perry (that’s when the photo above was taken). Below is a more recent shot of the actor, taken at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
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