Dennis Hopper facing final days

dennis_hopperDennis Hopper, 73, has been fighting prostate cancer since 2002, and it appears his fight is coming to an end. He checked into a hospital last October, and doctors say that now that the disease has spread to his bones, he’s facing his final days. Hopper was twice nominated for Academy Awards for his roles in Easy Rider and Hoosiers. He’s currently starring in the TV series Crash. With his fifth and current wife, Victoria Duffy, Hopper has a six-year-old daughter. He also has three children with ex-wives. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. TROY • January 11, 2010 @ 12:55 PM

    WITH ALL THIS RECENT TECHNOLOGY… YOU’D
    THINK THEY COULD PROLONG, THIS GREAT
    ACTORS LIFE…

  2. gypsy • January 11, 2010 @ 2:53 PM

    GOD be with him and his family,in these last final day’s.Take his pain away dear LORD,and ease the pain from the heart’s of his family.

  3. bob • January 11, 2010 @ 4:29 PM

    troy, why prolong the suffering. if he has made peace with it then it is his time to go. I hope that when he does go, he goes in peace.

  4. moondog • January 11, 2010 @ 6:22 PM

    rite on bob

  5. Jo-Anne • January 11, 2010 @ 9:02 PM

    I believe there’s much more they can do for many cancer patients, Troy, but at the cost of a corrupt medical system losing too many bucks….they’ll keep silent a lot longer and a lot of lives will be adversely affected…

  6. tributegirl • January 12, 2010 @ 9:38 AM

    bob, I agree. A lot of people in our society seem to have a “life at all costs” mentality and wish to prolong life no matter what suffering is involved. I disagree with that. It’s hard to lose a loved one, but death is a part of life, and it’s a reality we all have to face, whether we want to or not.

  7. Greatly disturbed • January 12, 2010 @ 4:06 PM

    Does anybody else find it disturbing that he’s 73-years old and has a 6-year old daughter?

  8. Johnny • January 12, 2010 @ 4:47 PM

    Great actor, under rated in my opinion. Peace be with you.

  9. Jo-Anne • January 12, 2010 @ 4:51 PM

    prolonging life by eradicating the cancer would minus the pain…obviously

  10. Nancy • January 12, 2010 @ 5:23 PM

    66-67 years old is actually not too old for a man to have children. Viagra may have played a part though. 😛

  11. tributegirl • January 13, 2010 @ 12:22 PM

    Eradicating cancer would be the best thing, of course, but since no cure has been found yet, I personally feel that extending his life would be just extending the suffering.

  12. Nancy • January 13, 2010 @ 5:36 PM

    Agree…and as long as the $millions$ are rolling in for cancer research, the chances of patenting a “cure” are, well, lets just say that there’s about a 99.99% better chance that the winning million dollar lottery ticket is in my purse!

  13. Mary • January 13, 2010 @ 6:50 PM

    Sickness is a billion dollar a year plus business.The more money spent the sicker we get. The true status of todays medicine is dismal. First off patients that get treated with drugs DO NOT GET CURED(without the exception of Antibiotics). Drugs are enormously profitable for Pharmaceutical companies. If they actually found cures for illnesses it would put a lot of people out of business and work. When some one does claim to find a cure they are called Lunatics and chastized. Think about it who do you know that has been cured of a disease using drugs. If anything they are the downfall of healthy people. Thats why Mr. Hopper is still sick and dying from prostqate cancer.

  14. Jo-Anne • January 13, 2010 @ 10:54 PM

    very valid points, Mary, and I agree on many of them…I think the harsh methods used for treating cancer for many many years haven’t shown promising results in decline in cancer death rates and have stripped quality of life in many cases…

    there has often been a medical biase towards non-pharmaceutical “cures” or “aids” or any “relief” given to those who choose alternative methods to treat their ailments. I feel our society relies on antibiotics too much and their overuse is contributing to less success in a lot of illness as well…

    sickness is a billion dollar business, you couldn’t have said it better, doctors are not Gods and everyone should take responsibility for their own health and question their medical “professionals” when in doubt, don’t be pushed to accept a hastily written prescription note after a two minute visit….

  15. demigod • January 14, 2010 @ 2:42 AM

    They’ll never find a cure for cancer, and there’s no money in the cure, only in the treatment. What’s the last disease we’ve ‘cured’? Polio in the 50’s.

  16. Jo-Anne • January 14, 2010 @ 9:01 AM

    see, I believe they will (and already may have) found a “cure” or at the very least something(s) that works better than what they have…it’s not the finding a cure I’m concerned about, it’s the disclosing the cure….

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