dennis hopper wireimage Dennis Hopper dies at 74Actor Dennis Hopper has finally succumbed to his battle with prostate cancer at the age 74. According to KTLA, the actor died at his Venice, CA home early Saturday morning, May 29. He was surrounded by family and friends.

Hopper is best known for writing, directing and starring in “Easy Rider” and for his roles in “Blue Velvet” and “Hoosiers.” He received Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay for “Easy Rider” and Best Supporting Actor for “Hoosiers.”

His most recent work was the role of a film producer for the 2010 movie “The Last Film Festival,” which he filmed shortly before his illness was announced in 2009. Hopper’s last public appearance was when he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March, where friend Viggo Mortensen gave a moving speech about Hopper.

]]>eventually ruled in Duffy’s favor. Hopper is survived by ex-wives Brooke Hayward, Michelle Phillips, Daria Halprin, Katherine LaNasa and estranged wife Victoria Duffy, daughters Marin, 47, Ruthanna, 35, and Galen, 7, son Henry, 19, and granddaughters Violet and Ella. RIP, Dennis Hopper. Follow Zap2it and Zap2it Andrea on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: WireImage

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