Who is Zorana Barger? Meet late Hells Angel Sonny Barger's wife

Amber Peake June 30, 2022
Who is Zorana Barger? Meet late Hells Angel Sonny Barger's wife
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Founding member of the Hells Angels motorcycle group Sonny Barger has died aged 83.

News of his passing was announced in a statement on his Facebook page today (Thursday, 30 June).

In the post Sonny’s wife, Zorana Barger, was mentioned, with some now curious to know more about her and their relationship. 

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Sonny Barger dies aged 83 

On Thursday, it was announced Hells Angels founding member Ralph Hubert ‘Sonny’ Barger had died aged 83. News of his death was confirmed in a Facebook post written by Sonny before his passing. 

The post began: “If you are reading this message, you’ll know I’m gone. I’ve asked that this note be posted immediately after my passing.”

The note went on to explain Sonny died following a “brief battle” with cancer but was surrounded by loved ones including wife Zorana. 

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Who is Zorana Barger?

Like her Hells Angel husband Sonny Barger, Zorana also has a love of motorbikes. 

In 2013, she starred in and was part of the production of motorcycle-themed action movie Dead In 5 Heartbeats. As per her IMDb, she is credited to have been executive producer on the project as well as casting extras. 

Zorana has also shared her passion for motorbikes as a writer as she is co-writer and creator of the Lil’ Bike Crew children’s four-part book series.

According to a 2010 profile of her husband by the Los Angeles Times, Zorana Barger is 63 years old as of 2022. She is set to turn 64 in October, as per a past birthday post shared by her husband, meaning the couple had an age difference of about 20 years. 

Sonny and Zorana married in 2005 

Sonny and Zorana were married 17 years, having tied the knot in June 2005.

News of Sonny’s passing comes just days after the couple celebrated their latest wedding anniversary – on Saturday, 25 June. 

In honour of their 15th wedding anniversary in 2020, Sonny shared a collection of photos from throughout their relationship to his Facebook, including a sweet throwback snap from their wedding. 

California native Sonny and Zorana lived together for many years in Arizona but, according to The Mercury News, they moved back to California in 2016. 

Zorana was Sonny’s fourth wife

The Hells Angels founder was married three times before he tied the knot with Zorana. 

Sonny’s first marriage was to a woman named Elsie. Sadly, according to The New York Times, she died in 1967. 

His second wife, Sharon Gruhkle, was a former beauty queen and model. Sonny tied the knot a third time with a woman named Noel, who the Guardian reports was a horse-breeder and friend of his second wife Sharon. 

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.