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'Sons of Anarchy' Actor

Suspect in BIZARRE

L.A. Double Death

9/27/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

7:08 AM PT --
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops believe Johnny was on drugs-- either PCP or meth -- at the time he allegedly killed a woman and then fell to his death.

Sources tell us ... after allegedly killing the 81-year-old woman, Johnny had fought with two men for 3 to 4 minutes ... hurting at least one of them

We're told Johnny initially used a 2x4 to attack the men ... and then used his bare hands.

Law enforcement sources say the men he fought with say Johnny showed "super-human strength" and was "phenomenally strong."

We're told Johnny tried to break into the house of one of the men ... and it took 3 people to hold him back.

One source tells TMZ ... Johnny had gone to a neighbor's home to introduce himself earlier in the day.

Neighbors tell us Johnny had lived in that house before, moved away, and then came back.

Neighbors who knew Johnny say he was a "nice guy."

Johnny Lewis
-- who had big roles on "Sons of Anarchy," and "The O.C." and once dated Katy Perry -- was found dead yesterday ... and his body was discovered at the same L.A. property as an 81-year-old woman he's suspected of murdering ... TMZ has learned.

According to our law enforcement sources, 28-year-old Lewis was found in a driveway Wednesday morning in the Los Feliz neighborhood -- and the elderly woman who owned the home was found dead inside ... the victim of a homicide.  Investigators say they believe Lewis beat the woman to death.

According to multiple reports, neighbors heard the 81-year-old woman screaming ... and then saw a young man outside her home attack 2 other people with a piece of wood ... before he climbed onto the roof and fell to his death.

Lewis was renting a room from the 81-year-old victim.

Law enforcement sources tell us Lewis is the sole suspect in the woman's murder, and they are not looking for other possible suspects.

Lewis dated Perry back in 2006 -- and attended numerous Hollywood events together.


Lewis played Kip 'Half-Sack' Epps on "Sons of Anarchy" for 2 seasons, and also had one-off roles on "Criminal Minds" ... "Bones" ... and "CSI."


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This is totally out of character for him. He asked to leave SOA because he thought it was getting to dark for his beliefs and some people even thought it would have killed his career giving up a role like that.

He was not someone who had a hard drug problem or anything else. I am shocked even by the drug part and I wonder if someone didn't give him a joint with bath salts in it.. People used to do that with pcp and think its funny and now people are doing it with salts.

this would be the last person in a very long list of hollywood people I would think to wake up and see a story like this..

I think he was crap I forgot but I remember Kurt Sutter talking about it in a blog a long time ago..

721 days ago


That is so terribly sad. He ruined so many lives so quickly.

721 days ago

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I was just thinking about how sad it is to live for 81 years only to have some drugged out young freak beat you to death. That's pretty tragic.

721 days ago


Wow. Drugs suck!

721 days ago


RIP, Half Sack.

721 days ago


People who appear in reality shows are called "stars", this poor fellow is termed an "actor?"

721 days ago


I am so incredibly sad about this. I knew him when he was a young boy - I was close with his parents. I never in a million years would have anticipated this for him.

721 days ago


I immediately knew this was a 'toxicology pending autopsy' deal....

721 days ago


you can see the downward spiral by looking at the pictures of him in order. The last one definitely shows someone hooked on something.

721 days ago


sad... he was probably on drugs

721 days ago


I gotta say, anyone else think Katy Perry looked even hotter back in 2006?

721 days ago

Rob Jackson    

Maybe he watched one of his own shows and just committed suicide.

721 days ago


Damn, Katy Perry used to be hella dumpy.. She is almost unrecognizable.. I think she's pretty now.. Not so much 6 years ago..

721 days ago


Whats sad is people on here commenting on his drug past and his mental state etc..

How do you know his drug past? how do you know what drug he was even on? better yet who the hell makes these idiots mental health professionals and smart enough to start talking about his mental problems?

The funny thing is people on here are convicting someone of something that they have zero proof he is even guilty of doing in the first place. TMZ has been wrong more often than not lately and the crime happen only a few hours ago and they don't even know what drug was involved or if any were done. Just because some jerkoff cop talks off the record doesn't make anything even true. Thats IF a cop even said anything.

Who is the person with the real mental problem here? Do people really think saying "he was a meth head who killed this old lady and he needs to rot in hell" or "He was on a downward spiral I can tell from his pictures" Or most of the other crap people are saying.

The cops haven't even concluded that he was the only one involved or if illegal drugs played a factor in this case. This could have been a reaction to prescription meds.

Might want to hold back with your comments on a case that hasn't even seen the first shift change and doughnut run. To sit around and accuse someone of being a long time drug abuser or anything else at this point shows that your not all mentally there either.

Maybe some of you should seek help for your mental issues before convicting someone you have no proof they did anything wrong.

721 days ago


She knows how to pick some real winners.

721 days ago
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