Hollywood lost a legend after Peter Fonda tragically passed away on Friday morning. As reported by The Inquisitr, the actor had been dealing with a recent ailment that is alleged to have been related to respiratory failure due to his battle with lung cancer.
The 79-year-old grew up in an acting family -- his father was Oscar-winner Henry Fonda, known for 12 Angry Men and Grapes of Wrath. His sister was fellow actor and fitness guru Jane Fonda. But while Peter originally began the traditional acting path, such as participating in the prestigious Omaha Community Playhouse, he soon began to be a rebel in the Hollywood scene.
By the mid 1960s, Fonda had become a bonafide non-conformist; he grew his hair long, discussed taking LSD, and counted rockstars such as The Byrds and The Beatles as friends.
Though his rebel personality may have alienated him from much of the Hollywood establishment, it nevertheless helped him chisel out new roles in the growing genre of counter-culture oriented films, and he soon became an icon in the movement.
In addition to acting, Fonda also found passion in screenwriting. In fact, Fonda co-wrote Easy Rider, arguably his most well known movie. Though Fonda could boast a number of beloved films, five manage to stand apart from the rest.