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01.19.10 19 Comments

(Dennis Hopper and Victoria Duffy at the annual Dress Like a Couch charity gala.)

I don’t really want to cover this because it’s depressing as hell, but Dennis Hopper was in Blue Velvet and True Romance and Apocalypse Now so here we are.  From Page Six:

The star, who is dying of prostate cancer, is desperately trying to hang on until his divorce from wife Victoria Duffy becomes final. A longtime family confidant told The Post that Hopper is angry that wife Victoria Duffy is trying to bleed him for every last nickel — although he’s given her a ranch, museum-quality art works and a wardrobe of couture dresses.
“Dennis told me, ‘I’ve worked so hard to give Victoria everything she wanted, but it only fueled her appetite for more and more luxury,’ ” the source said.
Hopper is at an LA-area hospital surrounded by his kids and pals — not to mention an ex-wife.
“I wish Victoria the best, but I only want to spend these difficult days surrounded by my children and close friends,” Hopper said in a statement released yesterday.
The 73-year-old filed for divorce Thursday from Duffy, 41, to keep her from contesting his will, which leaves her only one-quarter of his estate. They’ve been married for 13½ years and have a 6-year-old daughter, Galen.
Duffy had been expecting much more than a quarter of Hopper’s estate — and was also fuming to learn she was not named executor of the will, a source said.
Sources close to Duffy’s camp insist the “Hoosiers” star is too drugged up to make any key decisions.
“He is mentally incapacitated from the enormous amounts of medication he is on given his state,” a Duffy confidant told The Huffington Post.

Oh, now he’s too drugged up to make decisions?  She didn’t seem too concerned about that when she was, you know, marrying Dennis Hopper.

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