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Peter Fonda finds a dead man in a car

After finding a car parked on the side of Sunset Boulevard, Fonda got out of his car to inspect the situation and noticed a man slumped over in the front seat of the parked vehicle.

Easy Rider actor Peter Fonda unexpectedly got embroiled in a death mystery after he found a dead body in a car while driving through Los Angeles.

TMZ has learned that the veteran actor discovered the dead body of a man who committed suicide in a car on Sunset Boulevard and Los Angeles police are investigating the death.

Citing unnamed sources, the gossip website is reporting that the 70-year-old actor was driving on Sunset Blvd. in the city’s Pacific Palisades area at around 2 p.m. PT, when he spotted a vehicle parked on the side of the road.

Fonda acted as a Good Samaritan
According to Press Association, Sergeant Carlton Cook at the West Los Angeles Community Police Station said the actor called 911 on Wednesday afternoon after he saw a car parked on the side of Sunset Boulevard.

While officers are now investigating how the man died, responders tell TMZ the man in the car committed suicide, and that the corpse has been there for about 3 days.

Fonda got out of his car to inspect the situation, and noticed a man slumped over in the front seat of the parked vehicle.

The actor then called 911 to report his tragic find.

While officers are now investigating how the man died, responders tell TMZ the man in the car committed suicide, and that the corpse has been there for about 3 days.

The investigators said that Fonda is absolutely not a suspect.

Fonda’s past brush with death
This is not the first time Fonda is involved in the real-life mystery. On his eleventh birthday, the actor accidentally shot himself in the stomach and nearly died, according to PopEater.com. Fortunately, the actor recovered from his potentially life-threatening injuries, and shot to a prosperous career in Hollywood.

About the actor
Fonda is an iconoclastic actor, writer, and film producer best known for his role in the 1969 film Easy Rider as sex-and-drugs-loving biker Captain America.

His other film credits include Wild Angels, The Trip, Race With the Devil, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, and 3:10 to Yuma.

Fonda was nominated for an Academy Award in 1997 for the film Ulee’s Gold.

Fonda is son of late actor Henry Fonda, and bother of Jane Fonda. He is also the father to actress Bridget Fonda.