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BREAKING NEWS: Dennis Hopper Dead At 74

May. 29 2010, Published 3:00 p.m. ET

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Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper has died. He was 74.

Hopper, best known for directing and starring in the 1969 cult classic Easy Rider, was surrounded by his family at his home in Venice, California.

He died from complications of prostate cancer.

The two-time Oscar nominee, who appeared in more than 100 films, last March got a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, saying he came to Hollywood from his native Kansas at 18, "so that was my college."

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"Everything I’ve learned, I’ve learned from Hollywood," he said. "This has been my home and my schooling."

In October 2009, Hopper revealed he had advanced prostate cancer. In January 2010, it was reported that Hopper's cancer had metastasized to his bones.

That same month, the actor filed for divorce from Victoria Duffy, his fifth wife, calling her "insane" and "inhuman" in court documents.

He was granted a restraining order against Duffy.

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According to papers filed in the ongoing divorce case in March 2010, Hopper was terminally ill and unable to appear in court.

He reportedly weighed just 100 pounds and couldn't carry on long conversations.

Hopper is survived by four children.


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