RIP Dennis Hopper
There is some news that you don't want to report, and this is one of them Hollywood legend Dennis Hopper has lost his battle with prostate cancer and passed away at the age of 74.
Still best known for making Easy Rider enjoyed a long and varied career in the entertainment industry, appearing on screens big and small, as well as numerous stage productions. He was also a prolific artist, working with photography, sculpture and paint.
The 1990s saw him slow down the pace of his career, though he contributed villainous roles in the likes of Speed (“Pop quiz, hotshot!”) and Waterworld. He continued to work solidly until last year.
More recently, he had worked on shows such as the TV adaptation of Crash, and had contributed a voice to the animated movie Alpha And Omega, which is scheduled for release later this year. In March, he was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, and though frail, he attended the presentation surrounded by pals such as Jack Nicholson.
He will be deeply missed.