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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dennis Hopper Passes Away

Dennis Hopper died today in his home in Venice, California at 74, reports TMZ. The actor was suffering from prostate cancer as of late, and going through a bitter divorce with his wife Patricia, and sources say his family was at his side when he passed.

Dennis Hopper accepts his star on the Walk of Fame earlier this year. (Bauer Griffin)Hopper first revealed his fight against cancer in October. At the ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame back in March, he looked gaunt and weak in an oversized coat and a newsboy cap that shaded his face. In recent court papers, Hopper's doctor said the actor weighed about 100 pounds.

Hopper is best known for his roles in films like Easy Rider and Speed. One of his most famed movies was also Apocolypse Now. Details are starting to emerge about his death and our best wishes go out to his friends and family.

4 comments:

Hokey said...

I'll always remember that really creepy character he did in Blue Velvet. What a great actor!

Hollowdoll said...

He was amazing in so many movies. He will be missed. So sad there will never be any new Dennis Hopper movies.

Anonymous said...

A truly iconic actor who did not play a role he became the role.

Condolences to his family and friends.

rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

..it's odd what sticks with us about certain people...and blue velvet was something that haunted me for a long time..he was great..he was talented..and will definitely be missed...;*(