Coroner completes autopsy of death of Teenage Head guitarist Gord Lewis – Hamilton

Ontario’s Chief Coroner has confirmed that Teenage Head guitarist Gord Lewis was the victim of a homicide in downtown Hamilton last weekend.

The province’s forensic services say the autopsy of Hamilton’s third homicide has been completed and have identified the Hamilton-born musician as the victim.

The cause of his death has not been released due to the ongoing Hamilton police investigation.

Homicide detectives say the 65-year-old was discovered by officers during a wellness check at an apartment on Sunday evening on Catharine Street near Forest Avenue.

Det. sergeant. Sarah Beck said the victim’s injuries were consistent with foul play but did not reveal the nature of the alleged assault.

She said the body had been decomposing for « several days », estimating possibly « two to three ».

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Lewis’ son Jonathan, 41, has been charged with 2nd degree murder.

According to the police, the accused resided in the apartment belonging to the deceased.

Lewis formed Teenage Head in 1972 with three other Westdale High School students.

Their first single « Picture My Face » was released in 1978.

The group would go on to have a gold selling album « Frantic City » in 1980 with the hit single « Somethin’ On My Mind ».

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