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Sonny Barger Parents: Meet Kathryn Carmella Barger and Ralph Hubert Barger

Sonny Barger, the 83-year-old founder of the Hells Angels, passed today. The famed biker apparently died on Thursday morning after a “brief battle” with cancer, according to a note posted on his official Facebook page, which reads, “If you’re reading this message you’ll know that I’m gone.”



Ralph Hubert Barger( as he was named at birth) was the founding member of the Oakland, California chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in 1957, a novelist, and an actor.

Sonny Barger Parents: Meet Kathryn Carmella Barger and Ralph Hubert Barger
Sonny Barger Parents: Meet Kathryn Carmella Barger and Ralph Hubert Barger

Nearly ten years after the club’s first chapter was established in Fontana, California, Barger launched the Hells Angels branch in Oakland, California.




Shortly after, Otto Freddi, the founder of the Fontana chapter, was imprisoned, and Barger was elected as the group’s national president, according to the New York Times.

Additionally, Barger made an acting debut in the movies Angels from Hell and the biker series Sons of Anarchy. The latter showed “a violent former motorcycle gang leader returning home from Vietnam to continue his life.

The cops were terrified of his goal to create a strong gang, according to imdb.com.

 Meet Kathryn Carmella Barger and Ralph Hubert Barger

Barger was born on October 8, 1938, to his mother Kathryn Carmella Barger, and his father Ralph Hubert Barger in Modesto, California, in the United States.

When Barger was four months old, his mother left the family, leaving his grandmother and his alcoholic father to raise him and his older sister Shirley.



He frequently fought with other boys and was frequently suspended from school while he was a child in Oakland for attacking teachers. He left school after the ninth grade.

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