First off, there’s no confirmation on this news about Dennis Hopper‘s health.
We hope and pray that this isn’t true.
A call to his manager Sam Maydew has not been returned.
It will be a terrible loss for his fans, friends, his wife Victoria Duffy
and his six-year-old daughter.
The “Easy Rider” creator is only 74 and, as Friedman points out, he’s always been a late bloomer.
]]>He’s best known for “Apocalypse Now,” “Blue Velvet,” “Hoosiers” and “River’s Edge.”
But Hopper is also an accomplished photographer/artist and writer/director.
He’s a class act. Hang in there, Dennis.
This isn’t really a prayer but it always reminds us of Dennis.
The river flows, it flows to the sea
Wherever that river goes, that’s where I want to be
Flow river flow, let your waters wash down
Take me from this road to some other town
All I wanted was to be free
And that’s the way it turned out to be...
— “Ballad of Easy Rider,” by Roger McGuinn of The Byrds
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