If his friends, family and co-workers are to be believed, actor and director Peter Fonda, best known for his role in 1969’s “Easy Rider,” was easy to adore.
Fonda, 79, died Friday of respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his Los Angeles home, his family said in an emailed statement.
Fonda died surrounded by family. In Hollywood and beyond, he is being remembered as a one-of-a-kind man and talent.
Actress Jane Fonda, sister
“I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.” — statement to CNN
Actress Mara Wilson
“Peter Fonda was one of the oddest people I’ve ever met, and honestly, I think he’d be thrilled to know I remembered him that way. What a life.” — via Twitter
Director John Carpenter
“Peter Fonda was a friend and underrated actor. Bright, funny, warm, Peter was a movie star with a twinkle in his eyes. He was Crazy Larry and Pipeline and I will miss him.”