Jane Fonda has led the tributes to her brother and Hollywood icon Peter, who has died aged 79.
The 81-year-old actress has shared a touching tribute to her younger sibling, after it was confirmed he died at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by his family.
The Barbarella star said: “I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family.
“I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.”
Nancy Sinatra was among the entertainment industry’s finest sharing their thoughts on Fonda.
His co-star in 1966 movie The Wild Angels, Nancy posted a photo of her on set with him, along with the tribute: “Godspeed, Heavenly Blues. You will carry my heart with you wherever you may ride.”
She ended the post with a broken heart emoji.
Filmmaker Rob Reiner, director of movies including When Harry Met Sally and A Few Good Men, said Fonda’s “spirit will be missed”.
He tweeted: “My heart goes out to Jane over the loss of her brother. Peter Fonda was a revolutionary filmmaker during a revolutionary time.
“Born in the house I now live in, his spirit will be missed.”
British actor Cary Elwes, who starred in the Princess Bride, also shared a tribute, saying “there will never be another like him”.
He tweeted: “RIP #PeterFonda. A legend not only on screen but for helping create the independent film industry. There will never be another like him. Our condolences to Bridget and his family.”
Comedian Kathy Griffin was among the celebrities who posted a tribute to Fonda on Twitter .
She recalled her first meeting with Fonda and calling him an “actor’s actor”.
Kathy said he was not a “Hollywood phony” and would tell her to “keep doing my thing, man”.
Griffin added: “I loved it when he would call me ‘man’. I did! Every time I had the chance to run into him, he was the same guy. Not an ever-changing chamaeleon (sic) like so many Hollywood folks. Unbelievably giving and kind and comfortable.”
She also praised Fonda’s Oscar-nominated performance in 1997 drama Ulee’s Gold and said: “This film is a must see. Find it somewhere this weekend you will not be sorry.
“I honestly think if he was still with us, I’d see him somewhere, talk about politics, film, gossip a little bit, I would try to make him laugh, and he would probably end with ‘Stay cool, man’.”
Carl Weathers, best known for portraying Apollo Creed in the Rocky franchise, tweeted: “Years ago. I had time, in front of cameras, with the legendary Peter Fonda. He was a gentleman, through and through. RIP, Legend!”
And Ava DuVernay, the creator of Netflix drama When They See Us, shared a selfie alongside the actor.
She wrote: “Rest In Peace, Kind Sir. #PeterFonda.”
Fonda died following respiratory failure which was brought on by lung cancer at 11.05am on Friday morning.
His family released a statement, which said: “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.
“While we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and and love of life.”
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