Peter Fonda, the star of 'Easy Rider' alongside Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson, has died at the age of 79.
In a statement released by his family and his sister, Jane Fonda, it was confirmed that the actor passed away in his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by his family. "And, 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. In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom," the statement read.
Born in 1940, Peter Fonda was the younger brother of Jane Fonda and the son of Henry Fonda and Frances Ford Seymour. While his early career was made up of TV roles, his breakout performance in 'Easy Rider', itself a counterculture hit, made his career.
From there, Fonda starred and directed cult Western classic, 'The Hired Hand', and movies such as 'Ulee's Gold', 'The Limey' and more recently, '3:10 To Yuma' and 'The Runner' opposite Nicolas Cage. A prolific actor, Fonda had a total of 113 starring credits to his name, and directed three movies.
He is survived by his two children, Bridget and Justin Fonda.