RIP! ‘Easy Rider’ star, Peter Fonda Dies at 79

An iconic artist who delineated unconventional customs, Peter Henry Fonda is a connoisseur American artist recognized for Easy Rider. It’s heart-breaking to be acquainted that Peter Fonda left us on 16/08/2019 at 79 years, as affirmed by his household members. He expired in the Los Angeles house aching from respiratory collapse because he was distressed with lung cancer. Fonda is considered as the pioneer of modern indie cinema. 

This Easy Rider has marked his footprints in the counterculture forever. This motion picture Easy Rider released in 1996 would be commemorating its 50th centenary this year. Fonda was nominated for Oscar twice; first for his prime character in the movie Easy Rider, where he penned this script in the company of Hopper and Terry Southern and second for his protagonist role in Ulee’s Gold. He belonged to the Hollywood royal folks including his dad Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, and Bridget Fonda.

Wyatt (Easy Rider) besides being a significant player in unconventional culture was a fashion sensation too. Long red haired, stylish biker charms in movies were trendsetters. The movies similar to Roger Corman‘s The Wild Angels and the Jack Nicholson-penned The Trip, often alongside Bruce Dern and Dennis Hopper increased his popularity a lot.

 Directed by Hopper, the film rewarded Peter Fonda his first Academy Award nomination for Best Original Script. His second motion picture came 28 years later and he was acknowledged the Finest Lead Actor for the exceptional execution in Victor Nunez‘s Ulee’s Gold.

Lately, Peter Fonda played a leading part in 2007 Oscar-nominated Western, 3:10 to Yuma, alongside Christian Bale and Russell Crowe and also performed in movies like Ghost Rider, and Journey to the Center of Earth. Peter Fonda’s last attributed role, is in the dystopian sci-fi Skate God which is set to be released in 2020.


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