Peter Fonda Dead – Jane Fonda’s Brother & ‘Easy Rider’ Actor Dies at 79

Peter Fonda has sadly passed away at the age of 79.

The Easy Rider actor died after suffering from respiratory failure due to lung cancer on Friday (August 16), according to People.

Peter was the son of Henry Fonda and the younger brother of Jane Fonda.

“It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away. [Peter] passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 16 at 11:05am at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family. The official cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer,” his family said in a statement.

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. 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.”

Our thoughts are with Peter‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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