Geoffrey Lewis, 1935-2015, a consummate character actor and an OT 5 Scientologist - 2015-04-08
Geoffrey Lewis, the bucolic character actor known best for the 1970s Clint Eastwood movies he appeared in, died in his son Miles's arms Tuesday after suffering cardiac arrest during a morning workout. He was 79 years old.
Lewis had suffered ill health and dementia for some time, but had been cared for by his children, including Miles, who posted a notice to his Facebook page Tuesday evening. "We were at our Tuesday morning workout at the Motion Picture Hospital in Woodland Hills and he experienced cardiac arrest. He stopped breathing in my arms. We'd had a good morning, talking about my trip to Japan," Miles wrote.
Geoffrey Lewis had also been a dedicated Scientologist who was the father of church member Juliette Lewis, and we're told that Geoffrey had attained Operating Thetan Level Five on Scientology's "Bridge to Total Freedom." In a recent photo that Miles posted to his Facebook page, Lewis was visited by two old Scientology friends, musicians Chick Corea (left), and Geoff Levin.