Actor Johnny Lewis, best known for his stint as Chili on The O.C. and, more recently, for playing Kip "Half-Sack" Epps on FX's Sons of Anarchy, was found dead yesterday near the body of a murdered 81-year-old woman believed to be his landlady.
Though the exact chain of events is still being pieced together, witnesses say Lewis, who had lived in the three-story residence off and on, instigated an altercation with a house painter working on the home next door before leaving to confront Davis.
Police arrived to find Lewis's body in the driveway, and it is believed he jumped to his death from the roof, a balcony, or a nearby six-foot wall.
Davis, a realtor who often rented rooms to actors, was found inside the home; her death was attributed to blunt force trauma.
UPDATE: On Twitter, Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter called Lewis "an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way," and said he was "deeply sorry that an innocent life had to be thrown into his destructive path."
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