Johnny Lewis, dead at just 28? Sons Of Anarchy fans were probably hoping the internet headlines this morning were either a bad dream, or the latest Twitter death hoax Unfortunately, they would have been wrong on both scores, after Lewis – who once dated Katy Perry – was found dead in Los Angeles.

The grisly story doesn’t finish there. According to law enforcement sources who spoke with, Johnny Lewis was found in the driveway of a home in the Los Feliz neighbourhood – inside was a murdered 81-year-old woman. Investigators say they believe the Sons of Anarchy star beat the woman to death before climbing onto the roof of the property and falling to his death. Multiple reports suggest the elderly woman – who had been renting a room to the actor - was heard screaming, while neighbors saw a young man outside her home attack two other men with a piece of wood, before scaling the property. Sources say Lewis is the sole suspect in the woman’s murder and are not looking for other possible suspects. The actor played ‘Kip Half-Sack Epps’ on ‘Sons of Anarchy’ for two years, one of America’s most popular television shows. It follows the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in the fictional town of Charming, in North California. He also had one-off roles on ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘Bones’ and ‘CSI’. He had recently completed work on the drama ‘City of Gardens’ about a young Californian surfer who is thrown into a Peruvian political prison in 1980.

The actor dated Katy Perry back in 2006; the pair attended numerous Hollywood events together.