Actor Peter Fonda dies at age 79


A member of Hollywood royalty is dead. The family of Peter Fonda says the actor passed away at his Los Angeles home Friday morning.

In a statement, they say Fonda died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer. Family members were by his side at the time of his death.

Fonda gained fame with the 1969 hit film Easy Rider. He not only starred in the movie, he also helped write and produce it.

His family name carried a lot of weight in Hollywood even before his birth. His father was legendary actor Henry Fonda, and his big sister is actress Jane Fonda.

Fonda leaves behind two children including his daughter– actress Bridget Fonda.

Peter Fonda was 79 years old

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