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Actor Dennis Hopper is terminally ill and unable to undergo chemotherapy as he battles prostate cancer, Hopper's divorce attorney said in a court filing, The Associated Press reported.
Attorney Joseph Mannis wrote about Hopper's grave condition in a declaration filed Wednesday in Los Angeles saying the actor cannot be questioned by his wife's attorneys in a deposition, the AP said.
Hopper, 73, and his wife, Victoria, have been locked in a bitter feud since the actor, director and artist filed to end their nearly 14-year marriage in January, according to the AP report.
Dr. David Agus, Hopper's physician, said in the filing that Hopper weighs barely 100 pounds, was extremely weak and was unable to carry on long conversations, the AP said.
The doctor added, however, that he had approved an appearance Friday by Hopper to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame because it was likely to be a positive experience, according to the AP.
Hopper, who owns the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan house in Taos, was in New Mexico last year shooting the television series "Crash," a TV version of the Oscar-winning 2004 film.
He put New Mexico on the cinematic map by directing and starring in the 1969 film, "Easy Rider," and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as co-writer of the "Easy Rider" script.
The rednecks in Morganza were the real locals. Dennis told the crew to tell them that he, Jack and Peter had raped a girl outside of town before they started filming to get a real reaction of hate from them. One thing to remember, is other that a loose premise, Easy Rider wasn’t scripted. They made it up as they went, and most of the cast would tell you that Dennis Hopper was generally insane in those days. Dennis later said when they rode off from the Cafe scene that was the one time they were scared and wondered if they pushed it too far.
Originally posted by Logarock
I cant believe they waited so long to give this guy a star.