Katy Perry is allegedly heartbroken over the death of her ex-boyfriend, 28-year-old Johnny Lewis, whose body was found in a driveway on September 26 after the troubled actor fell or jumped from a rooftop following a fight with his 81-year-old landlady, Catherine Davis.
Perry, who dated the "Sons of Anarchy" star from 2005 to 2006, knew he was facing dark times, but never expected it to end in his death. A source close to the 27-year-old singer tells Us Weekly that she's "devastated."
"She had to separate from him ... to get ahead and focus on her career," the source explains. "He was in trouble then and she couldn't help him."
"A lot of her songs were partially inspired by him. I know 'The One That Got Away' and 'Circle the Drain' are partly about him, as well as Travis [McCoy of Gym Class Heroes]," the insider adds. "But she was young and it was a time in her life she cherishes. They had good times. It's really sad. She could never help him and couldn't [let herself] go in that direction."
Perry, who became a worldwide success in 2008 following her relationship with Lewis, married Russell Brand in 2010, but the couple filed for divorce the following year.
Sadly, Lewis is a suspect in the murder of his landlord, Davis, who was allegedly beaten to death. But the "Sons of Anarchy" creator, Kurt Sutter, took to his WhoSay page to address Lewis' untimely death, saying he wasn't surprised to hear the actor had something to do with this crime.
"It was a tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way," Sutter wrote. "I wish I could say that I was shocked by the events last night, but I was not."
Lewis also starred in TV series, including "Boston Public" and "The O.C."