Peter Fonda dies at 79 Courtesy by (Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images)
Peter Fonda dies at 79 Courtesy by (Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images)

Peter Fonda, ‘Easy Rider’ Architect and Counter-Cultural Icon, Dies at 79,Fonda, the son of acting legend Henry Fonda, the younger brother of Jane Fonda and the father of Bridget Fonda, died Friday morning.

Pete Fonda, who separated from Easy Rider by the name of the legendary Fonda family, died. He was 79 years old.Son of the legend of actress Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda and Bridget Fonda’s father, Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles, according to his representative. The cause of death was lung failure due to lung cancer.

Easy Rider (1969) Directed by Dennis Hopper: Shown from left: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper Photo Courtesy Columbia Pictures Photofest
Easy Rider (1969) Directed by Dennis Hopper: Shown from left: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper Photo Courtesy Columbia Pictures Photofest

Easy Rider (1969)
Directed by Dennis Hopper: Shown from left: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper
Photo Courtesy Columbia Pictures/Photofest

On Friday afternoon, the representative of his family said: “In a very sad moment of our lives, we cannot find the right words to express the pain in our hearts. While we cry, we ask. You respect our privacy.” “And, although we lament the loss of this sweet and kind person, we also want everyone to love their scandalous spirit and life.”

The family’s statement concluded: “In honor of Peter, please raise a glass for freedom.“In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Jane Fonda said of her brother: “I am very sad. He was my dear little brother. The family speaks. I was alone with him these days. I was. He was gone. Laughing.”


In Rosa Corman’s 1966 drama, The Heavens Angels, “The Wild Angels,” along with Nancy Sinatra and Bruce Dern, Fonda walked the path to success achieved by “Easy Rider.” It was the first step in a series of successful bank images developed by American International Pictures that have been made throughout the country.
The next stage was the 1967 film “The Trip”, directed by Korman and written by Jack Nicholson. The piece, called Psychedelic Cinema, is named after a young director who plays the genre. Fonda’s character later visits the dealer’s mortgage platform played by Dennis Duper.