Actor Peter Fonda, who became famous for his role in the movie "Easy Rider", the son of Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda's brother, died Friday at the age of 79 after a respiratory arrest caused by lung cancer. His family announced in a statement, reports Reuters and AFP, taken over by Agerpres.
Peter Fonda was born in New York, the son of famous actor Henry Fonda and Frances Seymour Brokaw, a woman from the secular world in the American metropolis.
The movie that made him famous was "Easy Rider" (1969), which he co-starred with Dennis Hopper, and whose screenplay he contributed to. The fund was then nominated for an Oscar for original screenplay for his contributions. "Easy Rider" became one of the standard American counterculture films of the 1960s.
In 1997, Peter Fonda was nominated for Best Male Role with the movie "Ulee & # 39; s Gold". Earned the Golden Globe for the role in this movie.
Recently, Peter Fonda played the role of Mephistopheles in "Ghost Rider" (2007).
His latest film "The Last Full Measure" starring Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman and Laurence Fishburne, is due for release in late October in the United States.
Peter Fonda's daughter, Bridget Fonda, is also an actress.
"With deep regret, we share the news that Peter Fonda is dead," the family announced. Peter Fonda died at home in Los Angeles Friday morning, surrounded by family, according to the release.
“As we mourn the death of this good and worthy man, we all want to celebrate his invincible spirit and his love for life. In Peter's honor, please raise a glass for freedom, "the statement said. At the same time, the actress family demanded" respect for his private life "during this time of pain.