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Man found dead by Peter Fonda likely committed suicide

January 13, 2011 | 10:34 am

The man found by actor Peter Fonda dead inside his car on Sunset Boulevard likely committed suicide, Los Angeles Police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said Thursday.

Fonda, 70, was driving on Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades on Wednesday when he spotted a man slumped over the front seat of a parked car.

Fonda called 911 to report the discovery, and officers found the man unresponsive.

The veteran actor’s most famous role was in 1969's "Easy Rider," a film he co-wrote. He is the brother of Jane Fonda and the son of Henry Fonda.


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