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Easy Rider Legend Peter Fonda Dies at 79

Easy Rider Legend Peter Fonda Dies at 79

It’s a very sad day in Hollywood as legendary actor and Easy Rider star Peter Fonda has reportedly passed away.

Peter Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda and the younger brother of Jane Fonda, has died. A rep for Fonda confirmed the actor’s passing. Read for more details on Easy Rider Legend Peter Fonda Dies at 79…

Easy Rider Legend Peter Fonda Dies at 79

CelebNMovies247.com reports that Peter’s family confirmed the sad news that the two-time Oscar-nominee died after suffering respiratory failure due to lung cancer.

Peter Fonda is a member of one of Hollywood’s most famous families, The Fonda acting family, which is also comprised of father Henry, sister Jane, and daughter Bridget.

Fonda’s family released this statement to PEOPLE:

It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away. [Peter] passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 16 at 11:05 a.m. at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family.

They continued:

The official cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer.

Peter’s family added:

In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy.

The Fonda family concluded:

And, while we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and love of life. In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.

As recently as this year, Fonda has continued to act on both the big and small screens. He has notably appeared in movies like Ulee’s Gold and Ghost Rider, as well as TV series such as The Blacklist and Ride with Norman Reedus. His final role will be in the upcoming war drama The Last Full Measure which is due for a release on Oct. 25, 2019.

Peter Fonda will always and forever be known as Easy Rider. He is a true Hollywood classic and legend. RIP Sir.

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