Actor Johnny Lewis, who starred in the series “Sons of Anarchy,” and his elderly landlady were found dead.
The actor and his landlady were found dead by police following a bizarre rampage that ended in Johnny Lewis’ own fatal fall from a roof in a Los Angeles neighborhood. Investigators are looking at drugs as a possible motive. The 28-year-old was discovered in a driveway after an apparent fall.
Lewis previously dated singer Katy Perry. He got out of jail Sept. 21 after spending about six weeks behind bars for assault with a deadly weapon, a law enforcement source said.
The actor also pleaded no contest to first degree burglary earlier this year and received 291 days in jail plus three years probation for that felony, the source said.
“Johnny was the bright star of our lives. We always looked up to him, and now I guess we’ll have to look up a little higher,” dad Michael Lewis, 62, told the Daily News as his voice cracked with emotion.
He declined to discuss the circumstances of his son’s death. “That’s all I can tell you,” he said.
Inside the Los Feliz house Wednesday, police found the body of an 81-year-old Katherine Chabot Davis, who appears to have been killed by blunt force trauma to the head.
“It’s believed that he murdered her inside her Los Feliz home around 10:40 a.m.,” Los Angeles Police Officer Richard French told The News.
He said the actor had been renting a room from the woman.
“There was obviously something wrong with him. What that was exactly is not known to us at this time,” French said.
A coroner source said early Thursday that officials had not yet done a drug screen on Lewis’ body and full toxicology results could take weeks.
A neighbor and a handyman who responded to the screams Wednesday morning before police arrived were beaten in a confrontation when the “Sons of Anarchy” actor fought them using a 2-by-4.