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Peter Fonda, star of 'Easy Rider,' dies at 79

Peter Fonda, whose counterculture classic “Easy Rider” helped usher in the New Hollywood movement of the 1970s that paved the way for filmmakers from Martin Scorsese to Quentin Tarantino, has died after suffering respiratory failure due to lung cancer. Fonda, the son of screen legend Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda and father of actress Bridget Fonda, was 79.

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