Peter Fonda, star of Easy Rider passed away on August 16, 2019 at the age of 79 .
He has starred in iconic motorcycle films such as The Wild Angels and most famous, Easy Rider.
Although the image of a savage unruly biker wasn’t shared by all motorcyclists, the films have become a pillar in the foundation for motorcycle culture gaining more and more recognition through the years. We find it eerily comforting that this is also the year of the 50th Anniversary of the release of Easy Rider, the film that Fonda is best-known for. The film earned him an Oscar Nomination for his acting and co-writing in the film. In 1997, the actor received another nomination for best actor in Ulee’s Gold.More recently he also stared in motorcycle-related movies such as the Wild Hogs and Ghostrider. Fonda was often known to push boundaries in many counterculture films in the ’60s and ’70s and will be remembered by many for his acting.
“We want to be free to ride our machines without being hassled by the man” Peter Fonda, The Wild Angels 1966.