BREAKING: Teenage Head guitarist and Hamilton music legend Gord Lewis found dead in his downtown apartment. His son is charged with second-degree murder:
The founding member of Teenage Head was discovered dead in his apartment, allegedly murdered by his own son.
— CBC Hamilton (@CBCHamilton) August 8, 2022
Hamilton police responded to Gord’s apartment at 175 Catharine St. S. around noon Sunday, Aug. 7. Inside they found the body of a man in his 60s with “injuries consistent with foul play,” said Det. Sgt. Sara Beck, of the homicide unit.
Gord’s 41-year-old son, Jonathan Lewis, was arrested shortly after police arrived at the apartment building. He is charged with second-degree murder.
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scott mckane wrote
Sad to hear this news but I do have so many good memories seeing Gord & TH back in early ‘80’s, around Buffalo plus trips to the Falls & Welland, R.I.P. Gord.
Lise Champagne wrote
R.I.P. and condolences to his loved ones. His son needed big help, lost for words.
Robert Lackstein wrote
What a horror. So much rage everywhere. As a Teenage Head fan I’m shocked n sad. My heartfelt condolences to the family. Robert Lackstein Montreal Quebec Canada
That is sad. I thought I was the only kid in my high school that was into Teenage Head. It was college when I found my tribe.
Brian F. Singh wrote
They helped define Canada’s punk scene. Their first 2 albums were instrumental in helping shape the Canadian side of my identity.
John Sellens wrote
Absolutely awful news. If you haven’t seen it, I’ll recommend “Picture My Face: The Story of Teenage Head”
Justin Glen wrote
Great post. “One of the most important – and underrated – bands this country has ever produced.” Could not agree more. Simply Saucer, also from Hamilton, was excellent as well.