dennis hopper jack nicholson peter fonda Dennis Hopper    stars pay tribute to a legendActor Dennis Hopper passed away Saturday, May 29 after a year-long battle with prostate cancer. Several statements have been issued from Hopper’s most famous co-stars and other stars have been taking to Twitter to express their condolences.

“Dennis introduced me to the world of Pop Art and ‘lost’ films. We rode the highways of America and changed the way movies were made in Hollywood. I was blessed by his passion and friendship,” Peter Fonda (pictured, right, with Hopper, left, and Jack Nicholson, middle) tells TMZ. Fonda co-wrote and starred in “Easy Rider” with Hopper in 1969.

]]>Gene Hackman tells EW. “When I first met Dennis on the set of Blue Velvet, he had just come out of rehab. I was afraid of him, but Dennis turned out to be infinitely kind, compassionate and understanding. He had gone to hell and came back from it with great wisdom. It will take me a while to realize and accept he isn’t with us any longer,” Isabella Rossellini, Hopper’s “Blue Velvet” co-star, tells EW. And many celebrities took to Twitter:

Dennis Hopper was born in Dodge City, and man, did he ever get out of Dodge… Dennis Hopper directed a screenplay written for Robert Mitchum, and it embodied the heart and soul of film noir. — Roger Ebert

Dennis Hopper RIP. A maverick, a wonderful actor. You always got something unexpected from him. He will be missed… Easy Rider, Blue Velvet, True Romance, Crash..some of the fine work and much more from Dennis Hopper. Thank you DH. RIP — Marlee Matlin

RIP Dennis Hopper.The world was your canvas & you captured it brilliantly.Thank u for the friendship u gave my dad&inspiration u gave us all — Soleil Moon Frye

You take the great ones for granted until they’re gone. RIP Dennis Hopper — Slash

RIP Dennis Hopper. Man, I’m getting tired of typing those three letters… — Michael McKean 

Dennis was the ultimate gentleman & bon vivant greatly loved in Las Vegas. In his last days he was embroiled in bitter ugly divorce battle… Will always remember from smoking our cigars at the Casa Fuente store in Forum Shops of Caesars Palace. We have lost 1 of the great ones!… One of my favorite photos of Dennis Hopper taken at CineVegas film festival by Scott Doctor.… My favorite Dennis Hopper photo as we enjoyed cigars at Casa Fuente in Forum Shops of Caesars Palace. Rest in Peac Leach

OMG-I just read on Twitter Dennis Hopper died-may he rest in peace-I’m so sad-I absolutely LOVED him in True Romance-a true talent & loss… — Shannon Elizabeth

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, HOOSIERS, BLUE VELVET, RED ROCK WEST, EASY RIDER. Thanks for always making it seem simple & fun, Mr. Hopper. RIP. — Kevin Smith

Just heard we lost Dennis Hopper at 74. Great actor, sad loss. “Sometimes he goes too far. He’s the first one to admit it.” Apocalypse Now — Simon Pegg

Rest In Peace Mister Dennis Hopper. I shall drink a Pabst Blue Ribbon in your honour. — director Edgar Wright

RIP to another LEGEND Dennis Hopper a great actor, great director and a brilliant artist. Your work will live on as will ur spirit — Marlon Wayans

RIP Dennis Hopper – “Somewhere in my strange career, someone has liked something.” — Tom Green 

Sweet Dennis Hopper. Bless you for your gifts you gave us all these years. — Christina Applegate

RIP Dennis Hopper. One of the great ones. — Elizabeth Banks

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