Catherine Davis, the 81 year old landlord murdered by actor Johnny Lewis, 28, has been remembered as a Hollywood legend who rented her home to big stars. One actor has come forward to say she was “a near saint.”
According to XO Jane, Taylor Negron wrote a eulogy for Davis, noting she was not only a writer working on a biography about Phoebe Apperson Hearst, the mother of publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst, but she loved to socialize.
He said she was “A near saint. And a kind and loving mother to so many, including me.”
Davis’ Los Feliz, Calif. home was also dubbed the “Writer’s Villa,” as it served as the perfect location for celebrities seeking a private place where they could temporarily stay and gain inspiration and solace.
Shockingly, Davis’ cat Jessie, described as the “Villa house cat” on the location’s Facebook page, was allegedly dismembered by Lewis during the attack.
Negron said he stayed at the home years ago when Val Kilmer was also there and partied with George Clooney at the villa. He said Davis told him the room he rented would always be his.
According to E! Online, Negron wrote that when Lewis was released from jail after being sentenced for armed robbery, he called Davis asking if he could return “home.” He said he knows that she replied, “Your room is waiting. I will leave the front door open for you.”
Davis was killed around 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 26, after Lewis went back to her home following an altercation with neighbors. Subsequent to that, he was found dead in the driveway of the location, having fallen on his head from a balcony or roof.
The neighbors who witnessed some of Lewis’ behavior described him to the Los Angeles Timesas having “superhuman strength,” prompting reports that he may have been under the influence of a new synthetic drug dubbed “Smiles.”
Lewis is probably best known for his role on “Sons of Anarchy,” in which he portrayed Kip “Half-Sack” Epps.
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