Dennis Hopper Dies
Dennis Hopper has lost his battle with prostate cancer. The veteran Hollywood actor died on Saturday at the age of 74 in his Venice, California, home with his family and friends by his side, reports claimed. Hopper was diagnosed with prostate cancer in late September and battled the disease amid a highly charged divorce battle with his wife, Victoria Duffy.
Hopper became a Hollywood byword in 1969, when he starred in, directed, and co-wrote the script for “Easy Rider,” which went on to become a cult classic and the film that would forever be associated with the actor. Hopper earned an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay.
His star waned a bit after “Easy Rider,” but mightily recovered when he appeared in the war movie “Apocalypse Now” in 1979. Hopper went on to star in numerous films and earned the distinction of being a Hollywood A-lister.
Aside from being an actor, writer, and director, Hopper was also a prolific sculptor, photographer, and painter, making him a true-blue artist.
A few months ago, Hopper was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also recently appeared on the television series “Crash.”