How did Gord Lewis fare? A young lead guitarist was found dead.
Hamilton’s latest murder victim has been identified as Gord Lewis, the founding guitarist of the band Teenage Head. His body was found in an apartment in the city last weekend.
He’s a musician who wrote the tunes for the highly entertaining shows and provided the live performance that many people, especially Hamiltonians, focused their lives on (and still do).
How did Gord Lewis fare?
Rumor has it that Gord Lewis, founding member of Canadian punk band Teenage Head, may have been responsible for the third Hamilton murder in 2022.
The Hamilton Spectator, which confirmed the incident, claims that the band’s founder, Gord Lewis, was found dead Sunday night in an apartment in the Catharine Street neighborhood between Forest Avenue and Young Street.
Investigators are not looking for other suspects because they have already arrested one person connected to the deceased.
Investigators believe the victim and defendant were father and son, according to Hamilton Police Det. Sergeant Sarah Beck, who said at a news conference Monday. The identity of the dead is still pending due to an ongoing autopsy.
According to Beck, no clear identification of the deceased is possible due to the degree of decomposition. The family of the resident was informed about the current investigation in conversation with her. We are currently helping them, the spokeswoman added.
Death of Gord Lewis: Murder or Suicide?
The Hamilton Spectator reports that a founding member of legendary Canadian punk band Teenage Head has been found dead in Hamilton.
According to the publication, Gord Lewis, the group’s longtime lead guitarist, was found dead in an apartment at 175 Catharine Street South on Sunday.
A suspect is being held in custody after the death of a man in his 60s.
According to The Spectator, one of his employees dialed 911 to inform authorities about the strange emails Jonathan Lewis, believed to be the musician’s son, sent to their editors on Saturday and Sunday.
According to the publication, the Spectator employee called police after reading emails that appeared to indicate Gord Lewis had passed away, and police then conducted a social check. During that check, a deceased man in his 60s was discovered, according to a Monday update from Hamilton Police. However, the victim’s identity has not yet been established due to the “decomposition” of the body, police added.
How wealthy was Gord Lewis before he died?
Gord Lewis’ estimated net worth is $12 million according to the website’s net worth section.
The band’s Canadian label, Attic Records, held a series of showcase gigs in New York City in September 1980 to secure the group a recording contract in the United States.
Lewis was temporarily replaced by David Bendeth but was able to return in time to play on the 1982 album Some Kinda Fun.
Frankie Venom, Steve Mahon, Nick Stipanitz and Gord Lewis founded Teenage Head while they were students at Westdale High School in Hamilton.