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mongo
2019-08-16 22:34:32 UTC
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mongo
2019-08-16 22:44:43 UTC
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Hollywood icon Peter Fonda is easy riding into the sunset -- the veteran actor died Friday ... TMZ has learned.

A rep for Peter confirms he passed Friday morning at his his home in Los Angeles, and was surrounded by family. We're told the official cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer -- and he had been in and out of the hospital recently.

Peter, is Jane Fonda's brother and the son of Henry Fonda. The family released a statement, saying, "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."

They added, "While we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and and love of life."

Peter's most famous for his iconic role in the 1969 counterculture classic, "Easy Rider" ... which he co-wrote and produced. He also costarred with Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson.

The 50th anniversary of the film just past on July 14th, and Peter was planning a concert and screening for September to celebrate.

He got an Oscar nominatiion for writing "Easy Rider." He was also nominated for Best Actor for his role as a beekeeper in "Ulee's Gold" in 1997.

Most recently, Peter won a Golden Globe in 2000 for "The Passion of Ayn Rand."

He was married 3 times. His most-recent wife was Margaret DeVogelaere.

Our photogs last saw Peter in June 2018, and he was fired up about President Trump's administration. He was celebrating the fact Paul Manafort was going to prison.

Peter was 79.

RIP
David Carson
2019-08-16 23:05:09 UTC
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Peter's most famous for his iconic role in the 1969 counterculture classic, "Easy Rider" ... which he co-wrote and produced. He also costarred with Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson.
The 50th anniversary of the film just past on July 14th, and Peter was planning a concert and screening for September to celebrate.
He got an Oscar nominatiion for writing "Easy Rider." He was also nominated for Best Actor for his role as a beekeeper in "Ulee's Gold" in 1997.
Most recently, Peter won a Golden Globe in 2000 for "The Passion of Ayn Rand."
Decades ago, I was watching a movie on TV where two men were driving and
they saw a woman in another car. One of them (the passenger) decided to
impersonate a state trooper by putting on a cowboy hat and sunglasses and
ordered her to pull over, which she did. He then did bad things to her.
That's about all I remember, except I think the cop impersonator was Peter
Fonda. Anyone know the movie?
mongo
2019-08-16 23:11:53 UTC
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Heavenly Blues: "We wanna be free! We wanna be free to do what we wanna do. We wanna be free to ride. We wanna be free to ride our machines without being hassled by The Man! ... And we wanna get loaded. And we wanna have a good time. And that's what we are gonna do. We are gonna have a good time... We are gonna have a party."
Bryan Styble
2019-08-16 23:21:37 UTC
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Boy, Drudge is sure getting slow in his middle age.

I don't think this one should replace the customs computer crisis as his featured story, but really, by 7:21 pm ET there should already be at least a small pic up there--on the website already declaring "copyright 2020"!--of Captain America cruising along on his flag-festooned chopper above an unfortunate headline, PETER FONDA DEAD.

BRYAN STYBLE/Florida
Michael OConnor
2019-08-17 00:09:54 UTC
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My favorite role of his was "Ulee's Gold", which I always thought was a tribute of sorts to his father, the kind of role Henry Fonda would have taken in his later years.
Bryan Styble
2019-08-17 01:05:00 UTC
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Michael O'Connor opined:

My favorite role of his was "Ulee's Gold", which I always thought was a tribute of sorts to his father, the kind of role Henry Fonda would have taken in his later years.
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Highly keen observation; wish I'd thought of it.

STYBLE/Florida
Bryan Styble
2019-08-17 01:22:27 UTC
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Egad, it's 9:15 pm ET, and Drudge STILL doesn't have Fonda up. Actually, it's probably some Drudge flunkie who is letting the boss down as he tools around Greater Miami in his 'Vette.

But at least he's got The Mooch up there, pointing out that Trump is the heaviest POTUS since Robert Taft's father...which, after mentally reviewing the roster from 45 on back to 27 in 1909-1913, I must say, he's right!

STYBLE/Florida
Peter Cooper
2019-08-17 03:44:31 UTC
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Egad, it's 9:15 pm ET, and Drudge STILL doesn't have Fonda up. Actually, it's probably some Drudge flunkie who is letting the boss down as he tools around Greater Miami in his 'Vette.
But at least he's got The Mooch up there, pointing out that Trump is the heaviest POTUS since Robert Taft's father...which, after mentally reviewing the roster from 45 on back to 27 in 1909-1913, I must say, he's right!
STYBLE/Florida
Please stop trying to make a thread about Peter Fonda into a thread about Drudge
Poisoned Rose
2019-08-19 22:49:15 UTC
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My favorite role of his was "Ulee's Gold", which I always thought was a
tribute of sorts to his father, the kind of role Henry Fonda would have
taken in his later years.
It's a shame so many people don't attach importance to any of his work
beyond "Easy Rider." Must have been very frustrating for him.

"The Hired Hand" is an excellent film...and Fonda directed it too.
Michael OConnor
2019-08-19 23:28:43 UTC
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My favorite role of his was "Ulee's Gold", which I always thought was a
tribute of sorts to his father, the kind of role Henry Fonda would have
taken in his later years.
It's a shame so many people don't attach importance to any of his work
beyond "Easy Rider." Must have been very frustrating for him.
"The Hired Hand" is an excellent film...and Fonda directed it too.
Or they just wanted to cast him in counterculteral roles, or playing aging hippie types as in "Escape from LA".
That Derek
2019-08-17 00:12:12 UTC
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It's sad, but I generally have limited sympathy for people who die of lung cancer.
Comedian/comic actor Andy Kaufman died of lung cancer and he never -- so he claimed -- smoked a cigarette in his life. Might've have been all the second-hand smoke from all the 1970s comedy clubs e played.

It's ironic that a 1960s counter-cultural icon such as Peter Fonda would die during the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.

As for the big cancelled Woodstock 50 event: "We blew it.'
MJ Emigh
2019-08-17 02:30:54 UTC
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Comedian/comic actor Andy Kaufman died of lung cancer and he never -- so he claimed -- smoked a cigarette in his life.
His claim was correct. I kinda knew Andy in his early years (Friend of a friend. The friend and I had a student apartment, so Andy came over whenever he was in the area). He was VERY anti-smoking. At least at the time. I seriously doubt he would start after avoiding through the teenage and young adult years. He also had an interesting "won't eat" list, but all these years later, I can't recall what was on it. I'm pretty sure meat was one.
Michael OConnor
2019-08-17 17:17:43 UTC
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Comedian/comic actor Andy Kaufman died of lung cancer and he never -- so he claimed -- smoked a cigarette in his life.
His claim was correct. I kinda knew Andy in his early years (Friend of a friend. The friend and I had a student apartment, so Andy came over whenever he was in the area). He was VERY anti-smoking. At least at the time. I seriously doubt he would start after avoiding through the teenage and young adult years. He also had an interesting "won't eat" list, but all these years later, I can't recall what was on it. I'm pretty sure meat was one.
I've read where Andy Kaufman would eat yards and yards of cheesecloth, simply to clean out his colon and intestines, sort of an internal toilet paper if you will.
David Carson
2019-08-17 20:41:15 UTC
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I've read where Andy Kaufman would eat yards and yards of cheesecloth, simply to clean out his colon and intestines, sort of an internal toilet paper if you will.
Raisin bran is for suckers.
Peter Cooper
2019-08-19 14:27:41 UTC
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Comedian/comic actor Andy Kaufman died of lung cancer and he never -- so he claimed -- smoked a cigarette in his life.
His claim was correct. I kinda knew Andy in his early years (Friend of a friend. The friend and I had a student apartment, so Andy came over whenever he was in the area). He was VERY anti-smoking. At least at the time. I seriously doubt he would start after avoiding through the teenage and young adult years. He also had an interesting "won't eat" list, but all these years later, I can't recall what was on it. I'm pretty sure meat was one.
I've read where Andy Kaufman would eat yards and yards of cheesecloth, simply to clean out his colon and intestines, sort of an internal toilet paper if you will.
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Poisoned Rose
2019-08-19 22:42:31 UTC
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It's sad, but I generally have limited sympathy for people who die of lung cancer.
Comedian/comic actor Andy Kaufman died of lung cancer and he never --
so he claimed -- smoked a cigarette in his life.
Well, obviously, I have sympathy for non-smokers who die of lung
cancer. But the odds Peter Fonda never smoked seem...rather weak?
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Might've have been all the second-hand smoke from all the 1970s comedy
clubs [Kaufman] played.
Oh, I was very pleased when local nightclubs banned smoking. After
hundreds of club-level concerts, I've had a lot more exposure to
secondhand smoke than most folks. And I sure got sick of coming home
with reeking clothes.
m***@gmail.com
2019-08-17 01:29:13 UTC
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Hollywood icon Peter Fonda is easy riding into the sunset -- the veteran actor died Friday ... TMZ has learned.
A rep for Peter confirms he passed Friday morning at his his home in Los Angeles, and was surrounded by family. We're told the official cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer -- and he had been in and out of the hospital recently.
Peter, is Jane Fonda's brother and the son of Henry Fonda. The family released a statement, saying, "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."
They added, "While we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and and love of life."
Peter's most famous for his iconic role in the 1969 counterculture classic, "Easy Rider" ... which he co-wrote and produced. He also costarred with Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson.
The 50th anniversary of the film just past on July 14th, and Peter was planning a concert and screening for September to celebrate.
He got an Oscar nominatiion for writing "Easy Rider." He was also nominated for Best Actor for his role as a beekeeper in "Ulee's Gold" in 1997.
Most recently, Peter won a Golden Globe in 2000 for "The Passion of Ayn Rand."
He was married 3 times. His most-recent wife was Margaret DeVogelaere.
Our photogs last saw Peter in June 2018, and he was fired up about President Trump's administration. He was celebrating the fact Paul Manafort was going to prison.
Peter was 79.
RIP
The word "iconic" is overused, but not in this case.

Good-bye Captain America.
That Derek
2019-08-17 03:53:18 UTC
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Wow, I finally get it! That 1970s E-Z Wider rolling papers brand was a spin on the title of that hippie movie "Easy Rider."

How did they market it in the UK? Britons might have seen the name and thought "E-Zed Wider."

Of course, Morgan Freeman's hipster character "Easy Reader" from "The Electric Company" was, also, a similar spin ... but I got that one right away back in the day.
A Friend
2019-08-17 11:05:11 UTC
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Wow, I finally get it! That 1970s E-Z Wider rolling papers brand was a spin
on the title of that hippie movie "Easy Rider."
An "easy rider" was a man who lived off the money made by his
prostitute girlfriend. He was not her pimp; he didn't work at all.
The term long predates both the film and the rolling papers.

Yes, the papers were named for the film, which had appeared three years
before the papers were introduced.
Terry del Fuego
2019-08-17 13:13:10 UTC
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An "easy rider" was a man who lived off the money made by his
prostitute girlfriend. He was not her pimp; he didn't work at all.
The term long predates both the film and the rolling papers.
Suddenly a bunch of old blues 78s make more sense. Thank you!
Louis Epstein
2019-08-17 23:21:41 UTC
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Wow, I finally get it! That 1970s E-Z Wider rolling papers brand was a spin
on the title of that hippie movie "Easy Rider."
An "easy rider" was a man who lived off the money made by his
prostitute girlfriend. He was not her pimp; he didn't work at all.
There are places his living off her income would still be illegal,though.

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The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
That Derek
2019-08-17 17:40:52 UTC
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cheesecloth, simply to clean out his colon and intestines,
You're like that big technology school for dyslexics in Massachusetts -- TMI.
mongo
2019-08-18 16:38:13 UTC
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https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/peter-fonda-inspired-iconic-beatles-line

In the summer of 1965, Fonda showed up at a Beatles house party on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Some of the guests (including the Beatles) were dropping acid, and Fonda, who later said he was high on LSD when he arrived, remembered that he tried to calm down guitarist George Harrison who thought he was dying.

“I told him there was nothing to be afraid of and that all he needed to do was relax,” Fonda said. “I said that I knew what it was like to be dead because when I was 10 years old, I’d accidentally shot myself in the stomach and my heart stopped beating three times while I was on the operating table because I’d lost so much blood."

Fonda said John Lennon overhead him say “I know what it’s like to be dead.”

"He looked at me and said, ‘You’re making me feel like I’ve never been born. Who put all that sh-- in your head?’" Fonda recalled, according to The Times.

Lennon later said that Fonda kept coming up to him and repeating the line.
Poisoned Rose
2019-08-16 22:50:02 UTC
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He's dead AND he dies. That's a rough combination.

It's sad, but I generally have limited sympathy for people who die of
lung cancer.
A Friend
2019-08-17 02:01:37 UTC
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He's dead AND he dies. That's a rough combination.
It's sad, but I generally have limited sympathy for people who die of
lung cancer.
Dana Reeve died of lung cancer, and neither she nor her husband
Christopher ever smoked.
Michael OConnor
2019-08-17 04:44:20 UTC
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Dana Reeve died of lung cancer, and neither she nor her husband
Christopher ever smoked.
I've read where about 15 percent of those who get lung cancer are non-smokers. How many of them got it from second-hand smoke, I don't know. Some got it from working around asbestos or other cancer causing materials. IIRC Donna Summer died of lung cancer and she believed it was due to her living near ground zero during 9/11.
Louis Epstein
2019-08-17 23:23:07 UTC
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He's dead AND he dies. That's a rough combination.
Pretty inevitable one,though.
People who die are dead,and people who are dead die to get that way.


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The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
Poisoned Rose
2019-08-19 22:39:12 UTC
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He's dead AND he dies. That's a rough combination.
Pretty inevitable one,though.
People who die are dead,and people who are dead die to get that way.
Dry humor certainly isn't lost on you.
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