'Sons of Anarchy' actor Johnny Lewis dies

On paper, Johnny Lewis' acting career was looking up. The 28-year-old actor had spent two seasons playing Kip "Half Sack" Epps on the popular "Sons of Anarchy" motorcycle-gang drama and was steadily landing movie roles. But behind the scenes, Lewis was unraveling. The problems culminated Wednesday in a bizarre altercation in Los Feliz, where police say the actor fatally bludgeoned his 81-year-old landlady and attacked a painter and a neighbor before falling to his death.
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On paper, Johnny Lewis' acting career was looking up. The 28-year-old actor had spent two seasons playing Kip "Half Sack" Epps on the popular "Sons of Anarchy" motorcycle-gang drama and was steadily landing movie roles. But behind the scenes, Lewis was unraveling. The problems culminated Wednesday in a bizarre altercation in Los Feliz, where police say the actor fatally bludgeoned his 81-year-old landlady and attacked a painter and a neighbor before falling to his death.

Full story: 'Sons of Anarchy' actor was unraveling

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