Peter Fonda, counterculture star of 'Easy Rider', dies at 79

Peter Fonda, counterculture star of 'Easy Rider', dies at 79
Family says, “In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.”

Peter Fonda, a symbol of 1960s counterculture who co-wrote and starred alongside Dennis Hopper in the iconic Easy Rider, has died at his home in Los Angeles following a battle with lung cancer. He was 79.

Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget Fonda, earned two Oscar nominations in a career defined by Easy Rider – 50 years old this year – which celebrated the free-wheeling ethos of the 1960s as the United States careened into a darker odyssey in the decade that followed.
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