28-year-old Johnny Lewis, who played the prospect “Half-Sack” on Sons Of Anarchy and Marissa Cooper’s surfer friend “Chili” in season three of The O.C., died after being involved in a bizarre murder on Wednesday, September 26.
Lewis, who was released from jail six days prior and had been in an out of rehab, reportedly murdered the 81-year-old woman he had been renting a room from and then jumped off the roof to his death (his body was discovered in the driveway).
“Johnny Lewis was one of my best friends. He was very, very ill. His actions were a despicable result of that. It was not who he was,” wrote Shannon Woodward, friend of Katy Perry (who Johnny dated in 2006).
While I do believe that drugs of this nature can change who you are as a person, I’m not willing to justify the “let’s remember the good times” messages of his friends…
He killed an old woman, her cat, and himself. I’d like to think that I would never do that, no matter how many drugs I was on, though I really have no concrete idea.