Peter Fonda, Star of ‘Easy Rider,’ Dead At 79

Peter Fonda, Star of ‘Easy Rider,’ Dead At 79

by Lydia O’Connor

Movie icon Peter Fonda has died, TMZ and People reported Friday.

He was 79.

“[Peter] passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 16 at 11:05am at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family,” his family said in a statement to People. “The official cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer.”

The actor is best known for his role in the 1969 film “Easy Rider,” which he also co-wrote and produced.

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  1. I remember seeing East rider on opening night on Granville St. The theater over sold and a large number of us wound up sitting in aisle . Nice to see one of the stars from that time period make it past the dreaded 27 years of age. May he rest in peace.


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