Fonda, who was nominated for an Oscar and played a motorcycle driver in the 1969 film Easy Rider and expressed the spirit of the culture of the emancipation of the era, died Friday at the age of 79, the family said in a statement.
The statement said Fonda, the son of the late actor Henry Fonda and brother of star Jane Fonda, died at his home in Los Angeles on Friday morning due to respiratory failure as a result of lung cancer, according to the Reuters news agency.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Peter Fonda. While we are saddened by the loss of this gentle and gentle man, we hope that we will all celebrate his indomitable spirit and love for life.”
Fonda played Wyatt in “Easy Rider” in front of the late Dennis Hopper, who played Billy and directed the film. In this film, Wyatt and Billy set off on their motorcycles to discover the United States, embark on a number of adventures, and befriend a lawyer who acted as actor Jack Nicholson before they were thrown into violence.
Easy Rider, whose script was co-written by Fonda, helped usher in a period known as the New Hollywood era in film directing, which often avoided happy endings and other norms of the Hollywood production studio system.
Fonda was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in the scenario of the film “Easy Rider,” and continued to provide films and series at a steady pace during the following decades, and achieved another great success in his career in 1997 when he was nominated for the Academy Award for best actor for the role of beekeepers in the drama film « Ulysses Gold ».