Dennis Hopper Prostate Cancer
I'm sad to report that actor Dennis Hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. According to the Huffington Post, he'll be taking a break from travel to concentrate on treatment. His manager, Sam Maydew, states that the 73-year-old star is being treated through a "special program" at the University of Southern California, and added, "We're hoping for the best."
Hopper has been a stand-out actor in Hollywood for five decades, including an Oscar nomination for co-writing the classic Easy Rider. Some of his other great films include Hoosiers, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, True Romance, and Speed. He recently wrapped up the second season of the series Crash, where he plays maniacal music producer Ben Cendars. He also has several film projects in the works.
As an aside, my own father has lung cancer, which has been in remission for years. The road of fighting cancer is a tough one to have to take, but there's often a light at the end. Here's hoping Dennis Hopper has the quickest, most painless recovery possible.