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People we lost in 2019

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 84: Cast member Peter Fonda arrives for the screening of "The Ballad of Lefty Brown" at the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 14, 2017.      REUTERS/Mike Blake

Peter Fonda (Feb. 23, 1940 – Aug. 16, 2019)

Fonda died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He was 79. In a statement, the family said: "It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away... In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts." The actor was part of one of Hollywood's acting dynasties, as son to Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget and Justin Fonda. He became a counterculture icon after writing and starring in "Easy Rider" (1969), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Decades later he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for "Ulee's Gold" (1997).

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