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Actor Peter Fonda finds a dead motorist

January 13, 2011 |  7:30 am

Peterfonda Actor Peter Fonda on Wednesday found a man’s body inside a parked car, according to KTLA-TV Channel 5.

The 70-year-old actor was driving on Sunset Boulevard in the Pacific Palisades area when he spotted a man slumped over the front seat of a parked car.

Fonda called 911 to report what he saw, according to a West Los Angeles police sergeant interviewed by the TV station.

The cause of the man’s death was under investigation.

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


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Photo: Peter Fonda in 2007. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press