A true Hollywood legend has passed away. Actor Dennis Hopper bravely battled prostate cancer but sadly lost the battle and died at the age 74 on early Saturday morning. According to KTLA, Hopper died at his Venice on May 29. Reports confirmed that the actor was with his family when he succumb the disease that took his esteemed life.
Tributes honoring the late great Hopper are said to be coming in from all around the world. The actor will forever encapsulate the “Born to be Wild” spirit he brought to life is his dictatorial flick “Easy Rider.” Hopper both starred and wrote the film classic. He went onto win Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay for “Easy Rider” and Best Supporting Actor for “Hoosiers.” An icon in his own right, Hopper legacy will live on and on and on.
Hopper’s personal life in the end was marred by a bitter divorce from estranged wife Victoria Duffy and is survived by ex-wives Brooke Hayward, Michelle Phillips, Daria Halprin and Katherine LaNasa. As well as his estranged wife Victoria Duffy, daughters Marin, 47, Ruthanna, 35, and Galen, 7, son Henry, 19, and granddaughters Violet and Ella.
Hopper managed to do what he loved best even through his physical suffering and battle with cancer. His last film project was filmed prior to his public announcement confirming the seriousness of his illness in 2009 He takes on the role of film producer for the 2010 movie entitled “The Last Film Festival.”
Hopper somehow managed to pack into his lifetime some of the world’s most extraordinary moments including his last public appearance for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March, where friend Jack Nicholson and Viggo Mortensen were in attendance.
Dennis Hopper – the man, the legend, the actor, the producer, the “Easy Rider” will be deeply and sadly missed!
Source: Hopper (right) and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider Photo: GETTY