More sad news from the world of “Sons of Anarchy.”
Following reports of Johnny Lewis’ apparent murder and suicide, it has been learned that the actor, who starred in the FX series, had a troubled past leading up to his death.
Today, “SOA” creator Kurt Sutter published a statement on Twitter, relaying his sorrow at waking up to the news…
"It was a tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way," he wrote.
However, Sutter also told followers that he was not surprised by the way things had played out for Lewis.
"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,” Sutter wrote. “Yes, it's day or mourning, but it's also a day of awareness and gratitude. Sadly, some of us carry the message by dying."
While the message is a bit cloaked in insider knowledge, a new report from TMZ seems to clue fans in to what the producer was getting at…
According to the celebrity news site, Johnny Lewis was fresh out of jail and rehab leading up to the incident. He was released jail earlier this week on September 21. He had served a total of six weeks for assault with a deadly weapon..." and "Lewis is the only suspect in a murder of his 81-year-old landlord Catherine Davis and a house cat, also found dead on the scene."
As Hollyscoop previously reported, the actor was found dead on Wednesday in a Los Feliz neighborhood after falling to his death from the roof of a house that he was renting a room in. Witnesses of the scene say that Lewis was exhibiting “superhuman strength.”
Lewis is the only suspect in a murder of his landlord Catherine Davis and a house cat, also found dead on the scene.
Police seem to believe that drugs – specifically meth or PCP – were involved in the bizarre and sad turn of events.
While Lewis was no longer featured on the show, “Sons of Anarchy” caught headlines earlier this week when the show surprised fans by killing off one of the series main characters.
Sutter's tweet regarding Tuesday night's shocker episode serves as sad but eerie irony in the wake of Lewis’ death…
and as in life, sometimes the good ones die.— kurt sutter (@sutterink) September 26, 2012