Former Colleagues and Friends Speak Out About Troubled Actor Johnny Lewis

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Former Colleagues and Friends Speak Out About Troubled Actor Johnny Lewis
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Hollywood is known for its weird stories, but the death of an 81-year-old woman -- allegedly at the hands of her tenant, actor Johnny Lewis - is one of the weirdest in recent memory. Lewis, 28, allegedly beat the woman to death before falling to his death.

"Detectives say Davis was apparently murdered in her Los Feliz home. Police received a call from a screaming woman at that location and that is all we have," a LAPD officer said. "Investigation is ongoing. Appears Lewis also fell from a roof and died in the driveway."

The former "Sons of Anarchy" actor had reportedly fought a drug problem for several years, but his former co-stars are coming forward to say kind words about him. Was it the drugs made him do it?

Nikki Reed

"Twilight" actress Nikki Reed worked with Lewis on "The O.C." and had nothing but nice things to say about her former co-star.

"I never thought anything but great things about him," she told E! News Thursday. "I have nothing to say except that he was a really nice guy. It's just crazy."

It doesn't sound like she knew him well, but he at least made some impression on her.

Kurt Sutter

"Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter took to his WhoSay account on Thursday to say he wasn't that surprised at Lewis' demise.

"I am deeply sorry that an innocent life had to be thrown into his destructive path," Sutter wrote. "Yes, it's a day of mourning, but it's also a day of awareness and gratitude. Sadly, some of us carry the message by dying."

Katy Perry

Singer Katy Perry hasn't spoken out about Lewis' death, but she's reportedly "devastated." Why? The pair dated for a couple of years before she found fame with "I Kissed a Girl." They split because his life was spiraling out of control.

"She had to separate from him . . . to get ahead and focus on her career," a source told US Weekly.. "He was in trouble then and she couldn't help him. A lot of her songs were partially inspired by him. I know 'The One That Got Away' and 'Circle the Drain' are partly about him…"

It's pretty sad that Lewis' final moments earned him the fame that alluded him in all his years of acting.

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