With just days to live, Dennis Hopper requests divorce

Monday January 18, 2010

US actor Dennis Hopper has reportedly filed for divorce from his fifth wife after finding out he has just days to live.

The 73-year-old Easy Rider star, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002, is said to have less than a month to live after the disease has spread to his bones.

In his final days, the actor is understood to be determined to seperate from his fifth wife, Victoria, who is 13 years his junior.

Reports in the US state that Dennis is trying to prevent her from contesting his will, which apparently leaves her only a quarter of his fortune.

The couple, who have been married for 14 years, have a six-year-old daughter together. The actor has filed for joint custody of her.

Victoria is understood to be furious after discovering that her inheritance would be exactly what she had agreed to under the couple's prenuptial agreement and no more.

A friend of the couple said: "It's truly a tragedy, and sadly it's all about the money and who inherits what."

Photo: © Rex

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