Canadian Musician Found Dead In Apartment, Son Charged With Murder


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Teenage Head guitarist Gord Lewis was found dead Sunday in his apartment in Hamilton, Ontario, with his son accused of murder.

Jonathan Lewis, 41, was charged with second-degree murder over the death of his father, according to the New York Post. While an investigation is ongoing, law enforcement suspects the incident was “isolated” and no additional suspects were being sought, the outlet reported.

Reporters from a number of media outlets were allegedly sent a series of messages from two separate email Saturday evening that allegedly were registered in the Johnathan Lewis’ name, according to the Hamilton Spectator. The messages reportedly included a number of references to Gord Lewis being dead, the outlet continued.

A staff member at one of the outlets the emails were sent to called 911 and requested a wellness check at Lewis’ residence, according to the Hamilton Spectator. Police discovered Gord Lewis’ body in his apartment shortly after they arrived, the outlet reported.

Hamilton Detective Sara Beck stated that the elder Lewis sustained “injuries consistent with foul play,” and that law enforcement are “continuing to seek out witnesses and reviewing video in the area,” the NY Post reported. (RELATED: Man Allegedly Kills Fishing Partner Because He ‘Summoned Bigfoot’)

While the body has not yet been positively identification as that of the elder Lewis, police claimed they are aware of the Canadian rocker’s identity, the NY Post continued. Beck stated that an autopsy would be performed and “additional steps” would be taken to identify the remains, the outlet reported.

Tributes to Gord Lewis have poured out across social media, including from his band who shared the news on Instagram and Facebook.

“We are heartbroken and still trying to process the loss of our friend, bandmate and brother Gord Lewis Our hearts are with his family and all that knew and loved him,” the band’s statement read. “Gord was a force and an inspiration to many. You were taken from us far too soon.”