Teenage Head guitarist Gord Lewis allegedly murdered by his own son


Canadian rock guitarist Gord Lewis was found dead Sunday at his home in Hamilton, Ont., after he was allegedly murdered by his own son.

The rocker’s 41-year-old son, Jonathan Lewis, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder as the Hamilton Police Department continues to investigate the case, according to local reports.

The co-founding member of punk rock band Teenage Head was discovered by cops over the weekend as cops described the incident as “isolated”, the Hamilton Spectator reported. He was 65 years old.

Speaking at a news conference on Monday, Hamilton Detective Sara Beck said police were not looking for any additional suspects.

Beck said the victim suffered “injuries consistent with foul play.”

“We continue to search for witnesses and review videos in the area,” she added.

Although “a positive identification has not been made of the deceased due to the level of decomposition”, police say they know the identity of the deceased.

Gord’s death was confirmed by the band on Monday, who shared a touching message on Instagram as his bandmates paid their respects.

Teenage Head was founded in 1975. Pictured: Steve Mahon, Gord Lewis, Nick Stipanitz and Frankie Venom.
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“We are heartbroken and still trying to come to terms with the loss of our friend, bandmate and brother Gord Lewis,” wrote surviving band members Steve Marshall, drummer Gene Champagne and Dave Desroches.

“Our hearts are with his family and all who knew and loved him. Gord was a strength and an inspiration to many. You were taken from us far too soon.

Lewis co-founded punk rock band Teenage Head in 1975 alongside founding vocalist and drummer Frankie Venom and vocalist Dave Desroches, and the band went on to perform across the country before achieving worldwide fame.

Some of Teenage Head’s best known songs include “Let’s Shake” and “Some Kinda Fun”.

The rocker’s death isn’t the band’s first, as Venom passed away in 2008 after losing his battle with throat cancer.



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