Peter Fonda dies at 79 from lung cancer

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“Easy Rider” star and veteran actor Peter Fonda has died at 79, according to TMZ.

A rep for Fonda confirmed that he died Friday at his home and the cause of death was respiratory failure caused by lung cancer.

Fonda’s death comes just after the 50th anniversary of “Easy Rider,” which was celebrated July 14, and a screening was being planned for September.

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