Easy Ride Star, Dennis Hopper, died at 74

Dennis Hopper, whose portrayals of drug-addled, often deranged misfits in the landmark films Easy Rider,” Apocalypse Now and Blue Velvet drew on his early out-of-control experiences as part of a new generation of Hollywood rebel, died at his home in Venice, Calif., on Saturday. He was 74.
Dennis Hopper

According to the Times obituary written by Edward Wyatt, Mr. Hopper died from complications of prostate cancer. His death was first reported by Reuters.

Mr. Hopper, who said he stopped drinking and using drugs in the mid-1980s, followed that change with a tireless phase of his career in which he claimed to have turned down no parts. His credits include at least six films released in 2008 and at least 25 over the past 10 years.

More of Dennis Hopper, star of Easy Ride here.

Gary Coleman, dead at 42

Actor Gary Coleman died Friday at the age of 42. The “Diff’rent Strokes” star had suffered a brain intracranial hemorrhage and died in a Utah hospital.

While the actor hadn’t landed a blockbuster role since childhood, fans have already begun outpouring support on Internet forums and on sites like Twitter.

We’ve pulled out a few of the more notable tweets we came across shortly after the news hit.