by Amit Singh

Sonny Barger was a famous American author. Besides, he was also an actor and a biker. Sonny Barger was a member of the famous motorcycle club Hells Angels. Sonny Barger was am exceptional biker, keep reading to know about his life.

Who is Sonny Barger ?

Ralph Hubert ‘Sonny’ Barger Junior who was commonly known as Sonny Barger is an American author, actor as well as a biker from California. He was born on 8 October, 1938. Barger got suspended from school several times due to fighting and misbehaving with other kids, so he dropped out after the tenth grade. He also got into the U.S. army but got expelled when the fact that he forged his birth certificate came out. Barger was also known for founding Hells Angels Oakland chapter. Sonny worked as a machine operator from 1960 to 1965, but was later fired. He was arrested for drug and firearm possession from 1966 to 1968. Sonny was arrested, tried, and imprisoned between 1970 and 1986. He was later released from FCI Phoenix Arizona on November 6, 1992. On November 6, 1994, he held a private party in Livermore to celebrate the end of his parole; 700 guests, including politicians, attended. Sonny left Arizona in October 2016 and returned to the Oakland chapter. He testified in the Bandidos Motorcycle Club racketeering trial in 2018. Sonny also worked in television, film, and writing, and some of his works include Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Gimme Shelter, Hell’s Angels on Wheels, Hell’s Angels ’69, Sons of Anarchy, and others.

Did Sonny Barger Marry ?

Sonny Barger married four times. His first wife Elsie Mae died on 1 February 1967. After that he got married to his second wife, Sharon Gruhlke but later got divorced. His third wife, Beth Noel had a daughter. But they too got divorced as the family was not able to live together in peace. At last he married his fourth wife, Zorana with whom he was married till death. 

How did Sonny Barger Die ?

Sonny Barger died on 29 June 2022 at the age 83. He died in his hometown in California due to liver cancer. From 1983, Barger started having various health issues, throat cancer, Laryngeal Cancer, prostate cancer and then at last he died due to liver cancer. The death of Sonny Barger was announced via Facebook. 

What is the Net Worth of Sonny Barger ?

Sony Barger was an author, an actor and a biker at the same time. When he died his net worth was known to be $500 thousand. He earned a lot of money from books, films, television. After the then President of the biker club went to jail, Sonny became the new president of the club. Sonny Barger went to jail two times during his lifetime. 


Was Sonny Barger Married ?

Yes, Sonny Barger was married to his fourth wife Zorana when he died.

How old was Sonny Barger when he Died ?

Sonny was 83 years old when he died of liver cancer in California.

What is the net worth of Sony Barger ?

At the time of his death, Sonny Barger had a net worth of $500 thousand. 

Where did Sony Barger Die ?

Sonny Barger died in his home at Livermore, California.


Sonny Barger was a very popular name in the bikers club as he became the national president of the Hells Angels club. Sonny Barger died after battling with various types of  cancer during the last few years of his life. He got his fourth wife Zorana by him till his death.

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