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Hopper's funeral to take place in N.M.

Los Angeles -- Dennis Hopper's family and friends are expected to travel from Los Angeles to New Mexico for the movie icon's funeral, TV's "Entertainment Tonight" reported.

Hopper died of prostate cancer last Saturday at the age of 74. He is best known for his work in the films "Rebel Without a Cause," "Giant," "True Grit," "Easy Rider," "Apocalypse Now" and "Speed." He most recently starred in the TV drama "Crash."

USA Today said his funeral is to take place Wednesday in Taos, N.M., a town Hopper had always loved and in which he lived while he wrote, shot and edited "Easy Rider."

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Dennis Hopper dies of prostate cancer at 74

Hollywood’s legendary film actor and director Dennis Hopper passes away, having lost his valiant fight with prostate cancer, at the age of 74.

Dennis Hopper dead at 74

Los Angeles -- U.S. actor Dennis Hopper, star of such films as "Easy Rider," died Saturday at home in Venice, Calif., The Washington Post reports. He was 74.

Hopper was diagnosed last year with cancer.

The actor helped open doors in Hollywood to younger directors such as Steven Spielburg and George Lucas, the Post said.

His career enjoyed a resurgence in the 1980s and 1990s, the report said, playing troubled characters in such films as "Hoosiers," "Blue Velvet" and "Speed."

The director, co-star and co-screenwriter in "Easy Rider," which was released in 1969, Hopper called the film his "state of the union message" about a country on the brink of destruction.

Dennis Hopper’s estranged wife allowed to stay at his home

Dennis Hopper’s estranged wife and daughter have been allowed to stay at his home till the time the couple work out their bitter battle.

Dennis Hopper's wife tried to kill him, actor's asst. alleges

Extremely ill, veteran Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper’s soon-to-be ex-wife tried to kill him, claims the personal assistant of the actor.

Dennis Hopper gets 'starred' at the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Dennis Hopper has finally found his place on the Hollywood walk of fame. The cancer-stricken actor, whose career in films spans over five years, has been honored with a star, placing him next to the greats of the industry on Hollywood’s famous lane.

Lawyer: Hopper too ill for deposition

Los Angeles -- Dennis Hopper's lawyer said in court papers the cancer-stricken Hollywood actor is too sick to give a deposition in his divorce case.

Hopper, 73, who is fighting prostate cancer, filed for divorce in January. He and his wife, Victoria, were married for 14 years and have one child.

The legal papers filed by attorney Joe Mannis and obtained by TMZ this week state Hopper weighs slightly more than 100 pounds and can only afford to pay Victoria $5,000 a month in spousal support because he only has liquid assets of $300,280 and another $10,900 in his corporations.

"It is doubtful that Mr. Hopper will ever recover sufficiently to be subject to a deposition," TMZ reported one of Hopper's doctors said in the legal papers.

Dennis Hopper gets restraining order against wife

Dennis Hopper is having it rough on all fronts. As if the actor’s battle with cancer was not enough, his estranged wife, Victoria Duffy-Hopper, has made it worse.

Hopper says he wishes 'the best' for ex

Los Angeles -- Hollywood actor, director and photographer Dennis Hopper says he wishes his soon-to-be-ex-wife, Victoria, "the best."

Hopper filed for divorce in Los Angeles County last Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.

He and Victoria Duffy were married for 14 years and have one daughter together.

"I wish Victoria the best, but only want to spend these difficult days surrounded by my children and close friends," Hopper said in a statement issued by Get Red PR Monday.

The actor whose films credits include "Rebel Without a Cause," "True Grit," "Easy Rider" and "Apocalypse Now" stars in the television series "Crash." He is currently battling prostate cancer.

Dennis Hopper files for divorce in L.A.

Los Angeles -- Film icon Dennis Hopper has filed for divorce from Victoria, his wife of nearly 14 years, in a Los Angeles court, records show.

Hopper, 73, is best known for his roles in the big-screen classics "True Grit," "Easy Rider" and "Apocalypse Now." He now stars in the TV drama "Crash." said he cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for his breakup from his wife and noted Tuesday as the date of their separation.

The Hoppers are the parents of a 6-year-old daughter, of whom Dennis is seeking joint legal and physical custody, said.

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