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Sons of Anarchy actor Johnny Lewis was found dead in the driveway outside the Los Angeles home of an elderly woman who was the apparent victim of a homicide, ABC News reports.

According to police, Lewis' death was caused by a fall, but it's unknown if it was from the stairway, balcony or roof. (TMZ reports that sources saw Lewis climb onto the roof). Whether Lewis fell or jumped remains unclear. The cause of death for the 81-year-old woman, who was found inside the home, has not been released, but police say she was the victim of a major trauma.

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"I wish I could say that I was shocked by the events last night, but I was not," Sutter continued. "I am deeply sorry that an innocent life had to be thrown into his destructive path. Yes, it's [a] day [of] mourning, but it's also a day of awareness and gratitude. Sadly, some of us carry the message by dying."

In addition to his role as Kip "Half-Sack" Epps on Sons of Anarchy, Lewis, 28, also had roles on The O.C., Boston Public and The Runaways.