There are actors that epitomise a certain era, that have a type of "cool" presence, Fonda was absolutely one of those. Sad news.Peter Fonda, the star, co-writer and producer of the 1969 cult classic Easy Rider, has died at the age of 79.
In a statement, his family said he suffered respiratory failure due to lung cancer, and died peacefully at home in Los Angeles.
His older sister Jane Fonda added: "I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family.
"I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing."