Yikes. Actor Johnny Lewis - best known for roles on shows like "Sons of Anarchy" and "The OC" - allegedly killed himself on Wednesday after murdering his 81-year-old landlord, the LAPD said.
"He appeared to have died from some type of fall, either from the stairway, or from the balcony, or from one of the roofs," LAPD Commander Andrew Smith told a Los Angeles ABC affiliate.
Either meth or PCP is suspected to have played a role in the death, according to TMZ .
You're probably not familiar with Lewis and his work, but you are familiar with his ex-gf: Katy Perry. The singer dated him back in 2006 before she hit the big time.
Perry hasn't spoken out on the sad situation, but "Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter said Lewis was"an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way," and added that he's "deeply sorry that an innocent life had to be thrown into his destructive path."
Sadly, this is hardly the first time a Hollywood type has been involved in a murder. We're familiar with big cases like OJ Simpson and Phil Spector, but you might now know about some less-publicized murders.
The Power Rangers Murder
Skylar Deleon - an actor with a bit part on "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" - was sentenced to death in 2009 for the shocking murders of an Arizona couple in 2004. Deleon posed as a person interested in buying the couple's yacht when he and accomplices threw them overboard while on a test sail.
After the murders, Deleon and his wife wiped the boat clean and tried to pretend the couple signed it over to them. They were eventually arrested and admitted their guilt.
Rapper Snoop Dogg was on his way up in the rap world when he was arrested for murdering Philip Woldemariam in 1996. Cops maintained that Snoop's bodyguard, McKinley Lee, shot Woldemariam for being a member of a rival gang.
Both Snoop and Lee were acquitted of the death under the rule of self defense.
Mike Tyson's notorious promoter, Don King, was charged with murder not once, but twice. The first incident happened when King shot Hillary Brown in the back in 1954. It was later described as a "justifiable homicide" since Brown was trying to rob him.
King was again arrested for murder in 1966 for stomping his employee, Sam Garrett, for owing him $600. He was convicted of second degree murder and served four years in prison.
As for his relationship with Tyson? The boxing champ wised up and realized what an awful person he is.
"(King is) a wretched, slimy, reptilian motherf****r. This is supposed to be my 'black brother' right? He's just a bad man, a real bad man. He would kill his own mother for a dollar. He's ruthless, he's deplorable, he's greedy, and he doesn't know how to love anybody," Tyson said in 2008.
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