Yesterday, I read news about a former Sons of Anarchy star dying on Kurt Sutter's personal Facebook page. He's the creator of Sons of Anarchy. Anyway, this tragic tale comes off the heels of a shocking Sons of Anarchy favorite, Opie, getting killed off the show. The day after the shocking show events, Sutter posted about his former star: "It was a tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way. I wish I could say that I was shocked by the events last night, but I was not." Well, I didn't know the extent of actor Johnny Lewis's demise until I read about it this morning, and I'm just blown away that this talented actor lost his way the way that he did. I also didn't know that he was pop-diva, Katy Perry's ex!
Anyway, according to sources, Lewis, who played the one-testicled biker-gang- wanna-be "Half-sack" on the show Sons of Anarchy, killed his 81-year-old landlady Catherine Chabot David, dismembered her cat, and plummeted off a roof to his death in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Seems like he might've taken Opie's death on the show a little too hard, but the fact is Lewis' bizarre rampage was fueled by a popular new synthetic drug called Smiles. Friends say that Lewis had been on a downward spiral since his glory days of dating the buxom singer.
After Lewis offed the old lady, he fled the killing hopping fences and climbing onto the roof of the sprawling Spanish-style home where he rented a room after getting out of jail on an assault rap last week. Police said that by the time they arrived, Lewis was already dead on the driveway after either leaping or falling from the rooftop. Katy Perry is said to be devastated over his death. Lewis' acting career spanned 12 years and included a movie role in 2007's Alien vs. Predator-Requiem, and recurring TV roles on The O.C., American Dream, and Sons of Anarchy.
Despite his glamorous career, Lewis spent of this year behind bars and even spent some time in a Scientology rehab center. He was convicted in August for separate crimes from earlier this year for smashing a man in the head with a bottle in January and for a burglary in February. His sentences were reduced because of jail overcrowding and because he did court-ordered rehab. It's sad to see talented people like this get engulfed in the glamorous hell known as Hollywood. Then again only the weak-minded will allow themselves to get swallowed up but it. Either way, this is still a sad story!