‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dies of lung cancer

‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dies of lung cancer

19.8.2019

‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dies of lung cancer

Jane Fonda's younger brother began his career as a stage actor on Broadway in his native New York, was a keen environmentalist, and starred in the counterculture classic Easy Rider.

US actor Peter Fonda, whose starring role in classic road movie “Easy Rider” made him a symbol of 1960s counterculture, died on Friday aged 79 at his Los Angeles home following a battle with lung cancer, his family said.

Fonda co-wrote and produced 1969’s “Easy Rider,” in which he appeared alongside its director Dennis Hopper and a young Jack Nicholson.

“EASY RIDER depicted the rise of hippie culture, condemned the establishment, and celebrated freedom. Peter Fonda embodied those values and instilled them in a generation,” wrote “Goodfellas” actress Illeana Douglas on Twitter.

Fonda would play anti-hero biker roles many times in his career.

He was also a keen environmentalist, co-producing the 2012 film “The Big Fix” which centered on the explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon, the ensuing spill and its consequences.

He passed away peacefully due to respiratory failure while surrounded by his relatives, they said in a separate statement.

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'Easy Rider' star Peter Fonda dead at 79American actor Peter Fonda, whose starring role in classic road movie 'Easy Rider' made him a symbol of 1960s counterculture, has died.

'Easy Rider' star Peter Fonda dead at 79American actor Peter Fonda, whose starring role in classic road movie 'Easy Rider' made him a symbol of 1960s counterculture, has died.

'Easy Rider' actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79 | IOL NewsOscar-nominated actor Peter Fonda, who played a cool and introspective motorcyclist in the 1969 film 'Easy Rider' died on Friday

'Easy Rider' star Peter Fonda dead at 79US actor Peter Fonda, whose starring role in classic road movie 'Easy Rider' made him a symbol of 1960s counterculture, died Friday aged 79 at his Los Angeles home following a battle with lung cancer, his family said.

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