Motorcycle club the Hells Angels leader Sonny Barger died Wednesday.At the time of death He was 83 years old. Fritz Clapp, said he died at about 8 p.m. Pacific time at home in Livermore, Calif.
Ralph Hubert Barger Jr., was born in 1938 in Modesto, Calif., to Ralph Hubert Barger Sr. and Kathryn Carmella Barger.
His family, however, always called him Sonny, according to his autobiography, “Hell’s Angel: The Autobiography of Sonny Barger.”
“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,” read a post shared on his official Facebook page.
“I’ve lived a long and good life filled with adventure. And I’ve had the privilege to be part of an amazing club,” The post said.
“Although I’ve had a public persona for decades, I’ve mostly enjoyed special time with my club brothers, my family, and close friends.”
Sonny Barger Cause Of Death
His cause of death was liver cancer.
The statement on Barger’s Facebook page noted that he was survived by Zorana Barger, his fourth wife, whom he married in 2005.
“Know that in the end, I was surrounded by what really matters: My wife, Zorana, as well as my loved ones,” the post read. “Keep your head up high, stay loyal, remain free, and always value honor. Sonny HAMCO.”
Barger, who was a heavy smoker for decades, was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1982 and had his vocal cords removed, according to the Washington Post. He later campaigned against smoking.