LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Actor Peter Fonda, known for his role in “Easy Rider,” died Friday at the age of 79, a spokesperson for the family confirmed.

Fonda’s family confirmed his passing in a statement that stated the actor passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 16th at 11:05 a.m. at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family.

The official cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer.

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