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Sonny Barger

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Sonny Barger
Barger in 2019
Ralph Hubert Barger, Jr.[1]

(1938-10-08)October 8, 1938
DiedJune 29, 2022(2022-06-29) (aged 83)
Occupation(s)Outlaw biker, author, actor
Known forFounding member, Hells Angels Oakland chapter
SpouseZorana (2005–2022; his death)
AllegianceHells Angels MC (1957–2022)
Conviction(s)Possession of narcotics with intent to distribute (1973)
Conspiracy to transport and receive explosives in interstate commerce with intent to kill and damage buildings (1988)
Criminal penalty10 years-to-life imprisonment (1973)
4 years imprisonment (1989)
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Ralph Hubert Barger (October 8, 1938 – June 29, 2022), better known as Sonny Barger, was an American outlaw biker, author and actor. He was a founding member of the Oakland, California chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in 1957.[2] He wrote five books, and appeared on television and movies. He was born in Modesto, California. He played the role of Lenny "The Pimp" Janowitz in the television series Sons of Anarchy.

Barger died on June 29, 2022 in Oakland, California from throat cancer, aged 83.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sonny Barger, Face of the Hells Angels, Dies at 83 Daniel Victor, The New York Times (June 30, 2022) Archived June 30, 2022, at the Wayback Machine
  2. Newton-Matza, Mitchell (March 26, 2014). Disasters and Tragic Events: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History [2 volumes]. ISBN 9781610691666.
  3. Sonny Barger, famous Hells Angel and bestselling author, dead at 83 of cancer

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