Their childhood was struck by tragedy when their mother, who struggled with her mental health, died by suicide when Peter was 10 and Jane was 12.
During his life, the Academy gave Fonda two Oscar nominations. One was for starring in the 1997 drama Ulee’s Gold, while the other was for co-writing Easy Rider.
Fonda was born in New York City on February 23rd, 1940. Little baby Peter already had some serious acting bona fides. He was the son of acting legend Henry Fonda and the beautiful socialite Frances Ford Seymour. He had an older sister, Jane Fonda—who grew up to be a star in her own right—and an older half-sister, Frances de Villers Brokaw.
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Almost 30 years later he was nominated for another Oscar - this time, in the Best Actor category for his 1997 film Ulee's Gold.
The only film that Fonda ever appeared in with his sister Jane was the 1968 anthology film Spirits of the Dead. In a very far stretch for two sibling actors, they play cousins in the film.
A statement from his family said: “It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away.
Still, he said, there were bonding moments as Peter recalled how Henry would carve out “a special time for us to have lunch together almost every day while Jane and [half-sister] Pan were at school.”
The actor Peter Fonda has died at the age of 79 following a battle with lung cancer, his family has said.
Later in life he put his efforts into environmentalism, and in 2012 he co-produced The Big Fix - a film about the explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon.
In a statement, his family said he suffered respiratory failure due to lung cancer, and died peacefully at home in Los Angeles.
In Easy Rider, there is an iconic and incredibly intense scene where Fonda’s character tearfully addresses a statue with equal parts love and hatred, even calling it “mother” during the monologue. Heartbreakingly, director Dennis Hopper had encouraged Fonda to speak to the statue as if the statue was his own late mother.