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Johnny Lewis Murder

Death Home was Crash Pad for HUGE Stars

9/28/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0928_johnny_lewis_death_house_launch"Sons of Anarchy" star Johnny Lewis didn't just murder a landlord when he beat 81-year-old Catherine Davis to death ... he killed a Hollywood legend who rented out her home to some of the biggest stars in show biz ... TMZ has learned.

The home -- located in Los Feliz, CA -- is known as the "Writer's Villa" ... and before it became a crime scene, it was touted as a giant Bed and Breakfast-style property composed of 5 suites and a guesthouse which rented out for $1,650 to $3,000 per month.

Because of its prime location right near the famous Hollywood sign, the home was a favorite for celebrities of all sorts ... including:

-- Thomas Jane ("Hung," The Punisher")
-- Chris Parnell ("SNL," "30 Rock)
-- Parker Posey (all sorts of indie flicks)
-- Paula Poundstone (comedian)
-- Matt Bomer ("Chuck," "White Collar")

TMZ broke the story, Lewis killed Davis and himself at the Writer's Villa early Wednesday morning. Cops also believe Davis beat and dismembered Catherine's cat, Jessie.

It's unclear who will take control of the home.

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Jeff    

-- Parker Posey (all sorts of indie flicks)... REALLY?

Dazed and Confused, You;ve got Mail, Boston Legal...

693 days ago
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GLaDOS    

The title is WAY misleading. The "HUGE Stars" part is completely overstated and hilarious. All of those people are B to C-list celebrities, if that.


Having said that.. I hope that douchebag suffered as he died. I say they drop his body into a porta-potty tank and literally let people sh!t on him.

693 days ago
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ithoughtitwasgum    

omg... i stayed at this villa like 6 months ago.. so sad

693 days ago
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Oh well    

HUGE STARS? I guess we differ on what one considers a HUGE star... Oh well

692 days ago
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Mina24    

"Cops also believe *Davis* beat and dismembered Catherine's cat, Jessie"

I think that's meant to read "Cops also believe LEWIS beat and...." NOT DAVIS...

Or am I wrong? Really sad news anyway :(

692 days ago
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Anthony    

I never really liked his character on SOA , and now I couldn't give a crap less that he killed himself. I don't care what drug you are on, it can't be enough of a high to allow yourself to kill someone or destroy a cat with your bare hands. We are better off with him not on the planet.

692 days ago
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benstonecrowe    

"Death Home was Crash Pad for HUGE Stars"
"-- Thomas Jane ("Hung," The Punisher")
-- Chris Parnell ("SNL," "30 Rock)
-- Parker Posey (all sorts of indie flicks)
-- Paula Poundstone (comedian)
-- Matt Bomer ("Chuck," "White Collar")"

come on! these are who you guys are calling HUGE stars?

692 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I'm sorry I must have misread the title ... HUGE stars? Paula Poundstone?? Seriously?

692 days ago
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.    

~~ LAST PARAGRAPH ERROR ~~
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"'DAVIS' beat & dismembered . . ."
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You mean Lewis, not Davis.

692 days ago
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DirtySouth    

If the former residents were such HUGE stars, why do you have to list the works they appeared in to remind us of who they were. If they were really HUGE stars all you'd have to say were their first names like Mel, Bruce, Demi, Ashton, Will, Denzel, etc. The only recognizable first name in your list is Parker all the others are...who?

692 days ago
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ratched    

That house is GORGEOUS! Sad, sad, story.

692 days ago
12.

peachpie    

Too sad. Hard to read. These devil drugs have to be stopped. The misery one person's actions can cause is crazy.

692 days ago
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juggerman    

Notice most of the people are openly gay.

692 days ago
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jeff    

I don't know any of these "HUGE" stars.

692 days ago
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juggerman    

Notice that all the listed people are gay.

692 days ago
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