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Sons of Anarchy Johnny Lewis Dead After Allegedly Killing Landlady

Johnny Lewis Sons of AnarchyJohnny Lewis dead at 28: Sons of Anarchy actor falls to his death after allegedly killing 81-year-old landlady

Johnny Lewis, best known for playing Kip 'Half Sack' Epps in the FX series Sons of Anarchy, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, after falling off the roof of a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Los Feliz. Shortly before his fatal fall, Lewis had allegedly strangled the 81-year-old landlady at their residence nearby. Johnny Lewis was 28.

Born in Los Angeles (on Oct. 29, 1983), Lewis worked mostly on television. In addition to Sons of Anarchy, he had recurring roles in The O.C., Quintuplets, and American Dreams. Guest roles included those in The Guardian, Judging Amy, Criminal Minds, and Cold Case.

Johnny Lewis movies

Johnny Lewis appeared in only 11 movies since his 2004 feature-film debut in a supporting role in Sean McNamara's Raise Your Voice, starring Hilary Duff. Lewis' other film credits include Colin Strause and Greg Strause's sci-fi thriller AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007); Brad Leong's ensemble comedy-drama Palo Alto, CA (2007); and Floria Sigismondi's The Runaways (2010), supporting Kristen Stewart (as rocker Joan Jett) and Dakota Fanning (as Cherie Currie).

According to the IMDb, Johnny Lewis' last movie was Camilo Vila's 186 Dollars to Get Out, the story of a California surfer (John Robinson) incarcerated in a Peruvian political prison in the early '80s.

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter on Johnny Lewis' death

Johnny Lewis, reportedly unhappy with Sons of Anarchy, left the FX show after its 2009 season. Earlier today, Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter posted the following on the social-media site Whosay:

“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. I am deeply sorry that an innocent life had to be thrown into his destructive path.”

Kurt Sutter quote via TheWrap.

“Sons of Anarchy Johnny Lewis Dead” photo: FX.

         
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