HELLS ANGELS FOUNDER DEAD AT 83

Sonny Barger, the founder of Hells Angels, has passed away

"If you're reading this, you'll know that I'm gone," he posted on his Facebook page Wednesday night

The most enjoyable aspect of his life was spending time with his club brothers, family, and friends

In closing, he says, "Keep your head high, stay loyal, remain free, and value honor

Sonny was born in Modesto in 1938

He was raised by his alcoholic father after his mother left when he was only four months old

After getting suspended from school multiple times for fighting, he dropped out in 10th grade

In a BBC interview in 2000, Sonny said, "The club is not racist as a whole, but we probably have enough racists that no black guy will get in"