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Peter Fonda, Hollywood Icon, Dead at 79

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Peter Fonda, Hollywood Icon, Dead at 79

Peter Fonda, Hollywood Icon, Dead at 79

Peter Fonda, Hollywood Icon, Dead at 79.

A representative for Fonda confirmed the veteran actor died Friday morning in Los Angeles.

Reports confirmed that Fonda died of respiratory failure due to his struggle with lung cancer.

The Fonda family released a statement.

While we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and and love of life, Fonda family statement.

Peter Fonda is the son of Henry Fonda and the brother of Jane Fonda.

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, Jane Fonda statement.

He received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in 1997 for his role as a beekeeper in 'Ulee's Gold.'.

But Fonda is best known for his iconic role opposite Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson in the counterculture classic, 'Easy Rider.'

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