Actor Dennis Hopper Dead at Age 74 from Prostate Cancer


The Easy Rider has passed away …


Rest in Peace

An American acting icon has passed away … Dennis Hopper has died at the age of 74 from his decade long battle with prostate cancer. Dennis Hopper stared in such movies as “Rebel without a Cause, Easy Rider, Blue Velvet, Hoosiers, Speed and the list goes on and on. Hopper passed away at 9 am Saturday surrounded by family in his Los Angeles, California home.


Actor Dennis Hopper, whose 50-year film career spanned such classics as “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Easy Rider,” “Apocalypse Now” and “Blue Velvet” died Saturday following a battle with prostate cancer, Reuters reported. He was 74.

Hopper died from complications related to the cancer at his home in Venice, Calif., at 8:15am PT and had friends and family by his side, friend Alex Hitz told Reuters.

The unconventional, enigmatic Hopper played villains, counterculture heroes and even a young Napoleon Bonaparte with equal aplomb.

I guess Dennis Hopper’s estranged wife can now feel like the heel she is. Guess he was sick after all, what do you think?

Easy Rider has met the end of the road. What an acting loss this is. Hopper has his demons; however, as an actor he was simply brilliant. Sadly, cancer has taken another.

A longtime resident of Venice who also was known as a photographer, artist and collector of modern art, Hopper died at his home of complications from prostate cancer, said Alex Hitz, a friend of the family.

A frail-looking Hopper, whose battle with prostate cancer was revealed in October, was able to attend a ceremony for the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in late March.

They certainly do not make them like Dennis Hopper any more … Rest in Peace.

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  • Comments

    12 Responses to “Actor Dennis Hopper Dead at Age 74 from Prostate Cancer”

    1. kevin walsh on May 29th, 2010 1:30 pm

      he was a revel with a cause!!!!!!!!

    2. kevin walsh on May 29th, 2010 1:31 pm

      a rebel with a cause!!!!!

    3. Scared Monkeys on May 29th, 2010 1:39 pm

      Dennis Hopper easily one of the best actors of all time … you are correct, he was a Rebel with a cause … God rest his soul.

    4. Nicemovies.US on May 29th, 2010 3:01 pm

      US actor Dennis Hopper dead at 74…

      LOS ANGELES – US actor and director Dennis Hopper, a counterculture icon who worked with Hollywood legends including James Dean and Marlon Brando, died Saturday at age 74, his manag…

    5. Michelle on May 29th, 2010 3:22 pm

      R.I.P. Dennis Hopper

      You will be missed.

    6. Maggie on May 29th, 2010 6:40 pm

      Ever time I hear “Born to be Wild”, I think of Dennis, Peter and Jack.. I remember Dennis at one of the award shows with Peter and he said he didn’t want Jack in the movie, but Peter did. Jack said he would do it for like $390.00. They were all 3 laughing about it at the awards show.

      Remember reading once too that John Wayne got so mad at him on the True Grit set, that he chased Dennis around with a loaded gun lol. Don’t know if that was true or not.

      Dennis Hopper was one of a kind, and like many others of that era will never, never be replaced. Hollywood is so lacking now of good ones. It’s become all about money..not the quality of movies or acting.

      Dennis Hopper who died Saturday, from complications associated with prostrate cancer. Jack Nicholson, on the other hand, is scheduled to drop the green flag at the Indy 500 on Sunday as the honorary starter of the race.

      Peter Fonda made a statement to ET about Dennis Hopper Saturday after hearing of his passing, “Dennis introduced me to the world of Pop Art and ‘lost’ films. We rode the highways of America and changed the way movies were made in Hollywood. I was blessed by his passion and friendship.”

      This was a quote by Dennis Hopper

      People keep asking me, ‘What evil lurks in you to play such bad characters? There is no evil in me, I just wear tight underwear.

      Rip! Mr Hopper.. We miss you.

    7. Nicemovies.US on May 29th, 2010 8:01 pm

      An unconventional easy ride ends for Dennis Hopper…

      LOS ANGELES – Dennis Hopper, a counterculture icon who died Saturday aged 74, had a rollercoaster Hollywood career as an actor and director that spanned over 50 years, but won lasti…

    8. Elmer on May 29th, 2010 11:10 pm

      When I first saw the movie Hoosiers, I had no idea who the actor was who played the drunk dad. When they showed him in the detox ward of the hospital, he was so convincing in his portrayal that I literally had tears in my eyes. I couldn’t wait for the credits to see who in the world could do such a realistic portrayal of a drunk going through detox. When I saw it was Dennis Hopper I understood!

    9. NewGirlBoston on May 30th, 2010 6:40 am

      Always loved his passion and tenacity. He was even great to watch in that last series of TV Commercials he did….just something about him that drew you in.

      RIP, Dennis Hopper. You will be missed.

    10. david r on May 30th, 2010 12:05 pm

      My favorite scene of his is the one he did with Christopher Walken in True Romance.

    11. nurturer on May 30th, 2010 12:12 pm

      He was great in Apocolypse Now. “Blast ‘em with your siren, man. Blast ‘em with your siren.”

    12. Scott on June 1st, 2010 6:15 am

      #8 – you are right…his performance in Hoosiers was without a doubt one of his greatest roles.

      “three two one; let her fly; in and out; well I was fouled…”

      He was also good in True Romance as Christian Slater’s Dad.

      He made the movie Speed worth watching.

      RIP Mr. Hooper!

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