Credit: Nikki Nelson/WENN.com Photo: Johnny Lewis and Katy Perry

The circumstances surrounding former Sons of Anarchy actor Johnny Lewis’s death are nothing short of shocking, and Katy Perry is one of the many stars reeling from the news.

Katy dated Johnny from 2005 to 2006, when he had a recurring role on The O.C. On September 26, her ex allegedly beat his 81-year-old landlady to death; dismembered the woman’s cat; and attacked two men all before falling from the roof of the home in which he was renting a room, reports TMZ. The site adds that the cops believe the 28-year-old was high at the time.

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A source tells Us Weekly that Katy is “devastated,” adding that Katy had to end their relationship years ago as a result of Johnny’s troubled ways. “She could never help him and couldn’t [let herself] go in that direction.”

Johnny had apparently gone in and out of rehab and jail multiple times before his untimely passing, and Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter admits that he wasn’t entirely surprised by the horrific news. "It was a tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way," Kurt posted on WhoSay. "I wish I could say that I was shocked by the events last night, but I was not."

Source: Us Weekly

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