Sonny Barger: Bigger-Than-Life Godfather of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club

From a Washington Post obit by Paul W. Valentine headlined “Sonny Barger, biker outlaw and founder of Hells Angels, dies at 83”:

Sonny Barger, the bigger-than-life godfather of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, equal parts brawler, bully, braggart, rule breaker and shrewd huckster of his own outlaw mystique, died June 29 in Livermore, Calif.

A statement on his official Facebook page read: “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.” His former lawyer, Fritz Clapp, confirmed the death.