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May 29, 2010

Actor Dennis Hopper Dead at Age 74 from Prostate Cancer

Posted in: Celebrity,Deceased,Hollywood,Obituary

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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