At 11:05 a.m. on August 16, the famous actor Peter Fonda passed away in his home in Los Angeles at the age of 79. The cause of his death was respiratory failure because of his lung cancer. His friends and family are grieving his death and ask everyone to respect their privacy in handling the loss of the actor.
Peter Fonda was born in New York City on February 23, 1940. He is the only son of the actor Henry Fonda and his wife, Frances Ford Seymour. Before his career started, Fonda studied acting in Nebraska while attending the University of Nebraska Omaha.
In his return to New York, he found a job in Broadway and gained notice in Blood, Sweat, and Stanley Poole in 1961. After guesting in a television show Naked City, The Defenders, Wagon and Train, and The New Breed. His first film came by the producer Ross Hunter. He was known for his film Easy Ride.
He earned a nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Easy Ride and earned another nomination in 1997 Oscar for his film Ulee’s Gold.
Impressively, in Fonda’s career in showbiz, he has earned two Golden Globes Award. One in his 1998 film Ulee’s Gold where he won “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture.” The second Golden Globes was his part two years later in a show called The Passion of Ayn Rand where he won “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.”
His sister Jane Fonda was also an actress and won two Oscars as “Best Actress” in her films Klute and Coming Home. After hearing the news about his death, she left a statement in Deadline stating “I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother.” She also added how she had alone time with him in the last couple of days, and that he went out laughing.
In his lifetime, Peter Fonda got married three times. His first wife Susan Brewer was the mother of Bridget and Justin, his two children. On 1994 Peter and Susan suddenly divorced, and a year after, Peter Fonda married Portia Crockett who was a high-profile celebrity at that time. After 35 years of marriage, Peter Fonda and Portia Crockett ended their matrimony. And on that same year, Peter Fonda married Margaret ‘Parky’ DeVogelaere in Hawaii.
If you want to know more, here are 4 shocking facts about Peter Fonda:
1. His net worth.
Being an American actor, director, and producer, he has climbed on the top of the hill. Peter Fonda also voiced a character in a popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth estimation was 40 million dollars.
2. He has a pre-production film to be released in 2020.
Peter has an ongoing pre-production project titled “Skate God” to be released in 2020. The story about a skateboarder named Oren. Oren later found out that he was a Greek God descendant and he got charged in a battle with a group called Gothicized Fallen, who wanted to turn the world into hell.
The last project Peter Fonda played in was “The Last Full Measure,” where he played along with the actors Samuel L. Jackson and Bradley Whitford. This film will be released this October.
3. He has a secret talent.
Only a few people know about his secret talent. Yes, he does have an excellent job in acting, and he also makes his film and writes, but he also plays music. He has a lot of close friends in the 60’s hit band The Byrd. He also became an inspiration by a famous rock band, The Beatles, and helped in writing the song “She said She said” after their ‘acid trip’ experience. In their LSD experience, Peter stated, “I know what it’s like to be dead” after he got asked what the effect of the drug was. He also can be talking about his near-death experience after he accidentally shot himself in the chest.
4. Family business
A lot of people doesn’t know, but Peter has a cold and distant relationship with his father, Henry Fonda. His father’s family are Christian Scientists. The practice was passed on to them where they are not allowed to cry, and his father was afraid of strong emotions, that is why he didn’t get attached to them when they were young. Later in life, when they became successful, they bonded with their father, and they had a good relationship before he died on August 12, 1982.
A lot of people would want their favorite artists to preserve their body so they can have visited. Some would want a basic cremation or a small gathering for fans to have a memorial and have a last look to their favorite artist. This idea sounds morbid, but other fans would appreciate that and a lot of the family of the artist has done this. It would be a great idea if the cremation urns of these artists would be something that would represent their career or life.