Hells Angels founder Sonny Barger dead at 83


Hells Angels long-time spokesman Sonny Barger, seen seated on the bike in this 2004 file photo, is understood to have lost his battle with cancer. – AFP pic, June 30, 2022.

SONNY Barger, a founding member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club who spent decades as the public face of the notorious biker gang, has died at the age of 83, according to his Facebook page.

With their leather vests and the roar of their engines as they cruised in packs on the open road, for many years the Hells Angels were a symbol – a frightening one for some Americans – of counterculture living.


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