Peter Fonda, Easy Rider Star & Hollywood Legend, Dies at 79

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Peter Fonda, Easy Rider Star & Hollywood Legend, Dies at 79
It's a very sad day in Hollywood as legendary actor and Easy Rider star Peter Fonda has reportedly passed away. A rep for Fonda confirmed the actor's passing, but as of now, there's no details on a possible cause of death. Reportedly, Fonda had been spending a lot of time in the hospital with an undisclosed ailment which may have contributed to his passing. He was 79 years old.

Fonda is a member of the famous Fonda acting family, which is also comprised of father Henry, sister Jane, and daughter Bridget. Born in 1940 in New York City, the future Hollywood legend did not have the easiest childhood. When Fonda was 10 years old, his mother committed suicide in a mental hospital, although he didn't learn about the circumstances of her death until years later. Things got worse soon after on Fonda's 11th birthday, when he accidentally shot himself and nearly died. Years later,
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