Hollywood maverick loses cancer battle

Hollywood legend, and pop culture icon, Dennis Hopper has died aged 74 following a battle with cancer.

Hopper was best known for his roles in 'Apocalypse Now', 'Blue Velvet', 'Rebel Without A Cause' and of course 'Easy Rider', which he co-wrote and directed with Peter Fonda.

Late last year it was revealed he had been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, a condition which grew worse and ultimately led to his death.

Surrounded by stories of outrageous behaviour, Hopper was the ultimate rock'n'roll actor with suitably impressive friends. Country music star and actor Kris Kristofferson told Clash how Hopper's invite to appear in his 'The Last Movie' film kick started his career.

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