Punk rocker Gord Lewis killed by his son, police say

According to Canadian authorities, Gord Lewis, the guitarist for the punk rock band Teenage Head, was murdered over the weekend by his adult son.

The Hamilton Spectator stated that Lewis, 65, was discovered deceased at the residence the two shared. Jonathan, his 41-year-old son, was taken into custody and accused with second-degree murder.

The band sent a message on their Instagram account on Monday, August 8, saying, "We are heartbroken and still trying to understand the death of our friend, bandmate, and brother Gord Lewis."

Gord was a power and an inspiration to a lot of people. You left our lives way too soon.

Around 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jonathan began sending emails to many Canadian media sources claiming that his father had passed away.

One email to the Spectator stated, "Now I simply want to receive help for my disease and give my Dad a befitting burial." He wasn't due this, I thought.

Reporters called the police when Jonathan mentioned a dead body on Sunday morning, and they later showed up at the Lewis home in a far-south Toronto suburb and discovered Gord's body.

There are no additional suspects in the killing, according to the authorities. Police merely said that Gord's death had been determined to be a homicide and gave few more facts.

Four classmates from a Hamilton high school came together to form Teenage Head in the 1970s, and they went on to become one of the most well-known punk rock bands in Canada.

Gord contributed significantly to the group's melody writing in addition to playing guitar.