Thursday, June 30, 2022

A really kinda good bad guy is gone...

Hells Angels founder Sonny Barger has died at the age of 83 after battling cancer. The biker, from California, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, Zorana, and relatives on June 29.
A statement on his Facebook page read: “If you are reading this message, you’ll know that I’m gone. I’ve asked that this note be posted immediately after my passing. “I’ve lived a long and good life filled with adventure. And I’ve had the privilege to be part of an amazing club.” 
He told fans to “stay loyal, remain free, and always value honor.”
Barger was best known for launching the Oakland Hells Angels and is often credited for building the gang into an international organization, the Mercury News revealed. The group marked its 65th anniversary in April.
Barger revealed in his autobiography that he was inspired by the 1953 crime movie “The Wild One,” which starred Marlon Brando. In 1972, he and three others were acquitted of murdering a Texas drug dealer and setting a home on fire.
There's a good article on his life and times here:
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Yes - they have a chapter in No. Ireland. This 
is a couple miles from my brother TJ's house...
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1 comment:

  1. sooooooooo, as founder Sonny started HA, in Fontana, Ca in 1946 when he was 8 or 9 years old.
    KOOL

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