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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Peter Fonda attends IMDb LIVE At The Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards® Viewing Party on February 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb )

Hollywood actor Peter Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda and the younger brother of Jane Fonda has died at the age of 79.Peter’s family confirmed the news to People magazine on Friday. It is said that he passed away from suffering respiratory failure due to lung cancer.

“It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away,” the family said.

He passed away peacefully on Friday morning just after 11:00am at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family.

He’s most well known for his role in the 1969 classic, “Easy Rider” which he co-wrote and produced. He also costarred with Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson.

R.I.P. legend!