Actor Peter Fonda dies at 79 from lung cancer

Cover Image
Photo credit usa today
By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Actor Peter Fonda has died, TMZ reported Friday. He was 79.

Peter is Jane Fonda's brother and son of Henry Fonda.

 He had recently been in and out of the hospital and died from respiratory failure due to lung cancer.

Fonda is most known for his role in the 1969, Oscar nominated film "Easy Rider" which he co-wrote and produced.

He also co-starred with Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson.

The film's 50th anniversary was July 14th, and Peter was planning a concert and screening for September.

Like 1010 WINS on Facebook and follow @1010WINS on Twitter to get breaking news, traffic, and weather for New York City.