It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to report that Peter Fonda has passed away at the age of 79 years old. the sad news was broken by a family representative who announced that Fonda passed Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was surrounded by family. The official cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer something Fonda had been battling recently.
Fonda rose to fame after his role in 1966’s The Wild Angels – his speech from the film ahs since been sampled in a number of songs. His role as Wyatt in Easy Rider made him an American icon, and he built up an impressive acting resume and was still working. His movies The Magic Hours and Skate Gods are due to be released.
Hollywood just got a lot less cool.