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Veteran Hollywood star Peter Fonda dies at 79

According to IMDb, at the time of his death, he was in pre-production for a film named Skate God, expected to release in 2020.

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Hollywood veteran star Peter Fonda dies at age 79 on Friday 16 Aug, after suffering respiratory failure due to lung cancer.

The news of his death was confirmed by Fonda family reports Peoples Magazine, “It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away,” the family said.

“[Peter] passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 16 at 11:05 a.m. at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family.”

“The official cause of death was a respiratory failure due to lung cancer,” they continued.

“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”, they further wrote.

“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,” the Fonda family said. “In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom”.

 

Peter Fonda and Henry Fonda (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Peter Fonda was born in New York City, to screen legend Henry Fonda and Frances Ford Seymour and is the younger brother of Jane Fonda.

He was best known for his starring role as Wyatt in 1969’s Easy Rider, which he also produced and co-scripted.

Peter Fonda studied acting in college and made his professional stage debut in 1961 in the Broadway production of Blood, Sweat, and Standley Poole.

As being reported, the last film he acted in was The Last Full Measure which is expected to be released later this year.

Following the news of his death, a flood of tributes to the late actor started pouring in on social media.

 

 

 

 

 

According to IMDb, at the time of his death, he was in pre-production for a film named Skate God, expected to release in 2020.

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