Actor Dennis Hopper has passed away at the age of 74 after a long fight with prostate cancer. The star had been bravely battling the ferocious disease for many years now, and though the news seemed imminent, it is no less tragic.
With appearances on the Starz series Crash and roles in the movies Hell Ride, Elegy, and Swing Vote, the actor kept right on working until the end of his life. Hopper even has two more films on the one — one called The Last Film Festival that’s finished, and another in post-production called Alpha and Omega which he did the voice of Tony.
But it was a nasty and seemingly out-of-nowhere divorce from his wife of 14-years that had him in the headlines lately, and it was devastating to him both financially and physically. Before his passing, multiple reports indicated that his illness was advanced and that he weighed little more than 100 lbs, and that he was almost completely broke from the divorce.
Thankfully, despite being so sick, Hopper fought tooth and nail against his disease, which allowed him to be there when he was awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in late March, and to see his 74th birthday recently.
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