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'Sons of Anarchy' creator Kurt Sutter responds to Johnny Lewis' death

September 27, 2012|By Yvonne Villarreal
  • Johnny Lewis at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival.
Johnny Lewis at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival. (Carlo Allegri/AP Photo )

Actor Johnny Lewis, known for his role as  Kip "Half Sack" Epps in “Sons of Anarchy,” fell to his death Wednesday in a bizarre series of events.

Police are investigating whether the 28-year-old actor may have been under the influence of drugs when he went on a rampage in which he allegedly fought with two men and beat to death an 81-year-old woman who may have rented a room to Lewis. It is believed Lewis died after falling from a roof or balcony. 

In the FX drama, Lewis played a hopeful trying to join the outlaw motorcycle club. His character was killed off at the end of the second season.  Early Thursday morning,  “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter spoke out on Twitter about Lewis’ death, in which he said the rampage didn’t come as a complete surprise.

"not sure if folks know this yet, but johnny lewis (halfsack) died last night. the sad irony of it happening two days after opie's death is not lost on me. it was a tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way. 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. 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."

Lewis also appeared in "Boston Public" and "The O.C.. "

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Yvonne Villarreal

yvonne.villarreal@latimes.com

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