Gord Lewis, the lead guitarist for a Canadian band called Teenage Head, was found dead in his apartment in Hamilton, Ontario.
Lewis’ son, Jonathan, 41, is accused of murder.
The New York Post noted that Lewis, 65, co-founded the punk rock band Teenage Head in 1975. Other band members included vocalist and drummer Frankie Venom and singer Dave Desroches.
According to The New York Post, local officials charged Jonathan Lewis with second-degree murder.
Reportedly, the crime was an “isolated event,” and Jonathan had no accomplices.
According to the Hamilton Spectator, several media outlets received email messages from an account registered to Jonathan Lewis before law enforcement knew of Gord Lewis’ death.
The email messages reportedly include multiple references to Lewis’ death.
One of the media outlets reported the email message to a 911 dispatcher, who sent officers to Lewis’ home to conduct a “wellness check.”
Upon entering the residence, police discovered Lewis’ body.
The New York Post reported that Gord sustained “injuries consistent with foul play” and that law enforcement is “continuing to seek out witnesses and reviewing video in the area.”
Hamilton Detective Sara Beck stated that an autopsy would be performed and that an investigation is ongoing.
Tributes to the guitarist are posting on Instagram and Facebook.
A statement from the Teenage Head band read:
“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. Gord was a force and an inspiration to many. You were taken from us far too soon.”
No motive for the crime has been made public at this time.
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