Legendary Hollywood actor, Dennis Hopper passed away Saturday morning, after battling complications from prostate cancer. Mr. Hopper dies at his California home surrounded by his friends and family. He is best known for starring in and directing â€œEasy Riderâ€ in 1969. He acted in over 100 films during his career, and made a number of television appearances.
The well-respected actor received two Oscar nominations, including one for co-writing the screenplay for â€œEasy Rider,â€ as well as a star on the famous â€œHollywood Walk of Fame,â€ in March of this year. Other awards earned by the actor include an MTV movie award for being the â€œBest Villainâ€ in the 1995 movie â€œSpeed.â€
The actor was also the narrator on the Gorillaz song â€œFire Coming Out of the Monkeyâ€™s Headâ€ on their Demon Days album. You can listen to that track here
Dennis Hopper will be missed, but his contributions to film will be long remembered. May he rest in peace.