The actress Mia Farrow, and directors Rob Reiner,John Carpenter and Guilermo Del Toro are among those from the movie world paying tribute to the actor Peter Fonda, who died, aged 79 on Friday.

Farrow declared that the much-revered actor and star of Easy Rider, Fargo and The Hired Hand was " a lovely person - a beautiful spirit. Peace at last Peter."

Mia Farrow pictured earlier this year

Rob Reiner also recognised the actor's great talent. "My heart goes out to Jane over the loss of her brother. Peter Fonda was a revolutionary film-maker during a revolutionary time. Born in the house I now live in, his spirit will be missed."

"Peter Fonda was a friend and underrated actor, " tweeted veteran director John Carpenter. "Bright, funny, warm, Peter was a movie star with a twinkle in his eyes. He was Crazy Larry and Pipeline and I will miss him,"

Guillermo Del Toro

Director Guillermo Del Toro also saluted Peter Fonda through Twitter.

 "Peter Fonda, actor, director, dearest man, Gentle, generous, wise soul. Seek Easy Rider, yes - but also seek The Hired Hand (the celebrated Western, starring Fonda.) He helped change Cinema, but he also loved a life full of love and this world better."

Nancy Sinatra,  who, as mentioned, co-starred with Fonda in The Wild Angels shared a photo of the two actors in the 1966 movie.