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RIP: Dennis Hopper

Movie News | By on May 29, 2010


Actor Dennis Hopper has passed away at the age of 74. He has been in the hospital for awhile now, and has died from complications of prostate cancer. His life was complicated & chaotic even at the end; divorcing his wife back in January from his “deathbed.” Dennis Hopper will always be known for such movies as Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, True Romance, Blue Velvet, Hoosiers, Speed, and yes, even Super Mario Bros. Ok that last one was a joke. He also did some TV work as well, playing the main baddie in the first season of 24. Dennis Hopper and the interesting characters he portrayed will be missed.

LOS ANGELES – Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper, best known for directing and starring in the 1969 cult classic “Easy Rider,” died Saturday at his home in Venice, California, from complications of prostate cancer, a friend told Reuters. Hopper was 74.

The hard-living screen icon died at 8:15 a.m. PDT , surrounded by family and friends, said the friend, Alex Hitz.
[AP]

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