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How Did Donny Petersen Die? Hells Angels Motorcycle Gang Leader Donny Petersen Passed Away at 74



Donny Petersen, the leader of the Toronto Chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club passed away at the age of 74. Donny was known for his amazing swaggy style and his unwavering dedication to the evolution of his biking gang and biking group. He was one of the popular members of the biking gang.

How Did Donny Petersen Die

It is saddened to hear about the demise of the popular swagger and leader of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, who has gone from this world. He has a good fan following and is known for thousands of people.

How Did Donny Petersen Die?

We should pray for his soul. Donny was a longtime presence in the world of Big Smoke outlaw motorcycle clubs and also served as a member of Para-Dice Riders which patched over the Angels in 1999. According to the sources, the cause of his death has not been revealed yet.


The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club was founded by Otto Friedli on March 17, 1948, and all the members of the gang ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Along with this, the Hells Angels are incorporated as the Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation in the United States and Canada. The group is also known as H.A, Red & White, HAMC, and 81 and it is one of the most popular and largest motorcycle club in the world.

Mentor and friend of Donny Petersen, Marty MacDougall made an announcement through his Facebook page,” I am saddened by the sudden passing of good friend and mentor Donny Petersen in Toronto. I worked with Donny for more than 30 years doing photography for many of motorcycle custom builds and was published in all the major bike magazines”.

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Hells Angels Motorcycle Gang Leader Donny Petersen Dead At 74

He was born in Toronto and joined North Toronto Collegiate Institute and later, moved to Town Planning at York University for further studies. Once Petersen revealed that he is also a social worker but did not reveal the name of his organization.

Maybe, most of people don’t know about this but beloved Petersen was a writer who founded and ran Heavy Duty Cycles in Canada from 1974 to 2010. Many people got shocked after learning about his sudden demise. Along with this, he also worked as a technical journalist for Harley-Twin Davidson’s Cam and Shovelhead motorcycles.

The Monthly Column of Donny called “Techline” has also appeared in America Iron Magazine since 1992. He won three consecutive years for the International Book Awards from 2012. He had a very good nature and always comes forward to help others.

He was one of the most loving and favorite riders of the club. The club lost a loving leader today. He will be missed by his loving members and family. RIP Donny Peterse




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