Legendary actor Peter Fonda died on Friday morning after suffering respiratory failure due to lung cancer. He was 79.
A statement from the family to The Blast says that Fonda "passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 16 at 11:05 AM at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family."
The family continued, "In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy."
The statement concluded, "And, while we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and love of life. In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom."