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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

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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Matt Bomer's name on White Collar is Neal, not Chuck.

673 days ago


The lady beat and killed her own cat? Whoops, don't think that's what you meant to say....

673 days ago


Matt Bomer's name on White collar is Neal, not Chuck.

673 days ago


Such a shame. She kept a beautiful home -probably worked hard for all of her 81 yrs to have such a lovely place - only to have her whole life taken away by yet another worthless drug addict. smh. . .

673 days ago


When I read that list, I'm not seeing "really big names". In fact, most of them I've never even heard of.

673 days ago


I remember this kid from an acting class many years ago. He was like a James Dean type guy. At that time he showed a great potential to do well as an actor, but guess he just slipped into darkness. Sad about the lady & her cat that just s**ks

673 days ago


She rented to "'Some of the biggest stars in Show biz?" Really, TMZ? The people you listed here either are on the back side of "D-List" fame, or they've yet to make it, even though people know them. Matt Bomer - 'never heard of him.

673 days ago


Looks like the home used in the movie about Tina Turner's life. The home after she leaves Ike.
Sad story again that drugs destroy a life way too soon.

673 days ago


What was this dbag on - bathsalts?

673 days ago


The only sad thing about this is that he killed the woman and the cat ... His death is a positive thing. No one will miss this no talent waste of life

673 days ago

LiLo's boy toy    

I can't comment on the huge stars part of it as I don't know any of the people listed, but the house doesn't by any means look like a flop house. Those houses in the hills are pretty expensive and I have heard of houses in and around the area celebrities use as a place to stay that's away from the paps (TMZ) cameras while their working etc. bottom line it aint cheap staying at a place like that because of their private locations and security. If this dude was a habitual user where did he get his money? Why was he allowed to stay there? That's one of those things that make you go hmmm...

673 days ago


Sorry but I live in Los Feliz, walking distance from it and this house is not near the Hollywood sign. Its closer to the Greek and near the 5 freeway.

673 days ago


That's your list of huge celebrities? Please...what a joke.

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