By John H. Foote

Captain America took his final ride yesterday morning, perhaps off to join Dennis Hopper, who died a few years ago.

The star of the counter culture classic Easy Rider died Friday morning at his home in California after a battle with lung cancer.

Fonda and Hopper became stars with the film Easy Rider (1969) which celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Fonda, son to Henry, brother to Jane, and father of Bridget, was considered a symbol of sixties rebellion for the film, which he co-wrote with Hopper, Though much was improvised on set. He counted Jack Nicholson and Bruce Dern among his best friends.

He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor his gentle performance in Ulee’s Gold (1997) and earned the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor.

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