Celebrity deaths in 2012 - In Memoriam

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, January 20, 2012

21 of 186: 'Sons of Anarchy' actor Jonathan Kendrick Lewis was found dead and accused of homicide after allegedly beating an elderly woman and her cat.

The 28-year-old actor was found dead on the driveway of a Los Feliz, Calif. residence, where 82-year-old realtor Catherine Davis and her cat were also found dead. It is believed that Lewis was a former or current tenant of Davis.

Lewis scaled the three-story building and either jumped or fell from a roof or balcony, authorities told OTRC.com's parent company KABC. The murder and causes of Davis and Lewis' deaths are still being investigated. There is no other suspect in Davis' murder case other than Lewis, whose motive is unknown.

Kendrick is best known for portraying Kip 'Half Sack' Epps on the popular FX biker drama, 'Sons of Anarchy.' His character was killed off in the season 2 finale, which aired in December 2009. Kendrick was also known for dating pop star Katy Perry in 2006. The pair appeared at several Hollywood events together.

In addition to 'Sons of Anarchy,' Lewis appeared in 'The O.C.' and in films like 'Raise Your Voice" and 'The Runaways.'

(Pictured: Actor Johnny Lewis appears in a still from 'Sons of Anarchy.') (FX)