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Monday 25 September 2017

Dennis Hopper honoured at service

Stars turn out for funeral of Dennis Hopper
Stars turn out for funeral of Dennis Hopper

Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer were among the actors who joined dozens of Dennis Hopper's relatives and friends to remember the two-time Oscar nominee at a memorial Mass.

Hopper's simple wooden coffin was ushered into the adobe chapel at historic San Francisco de Asis church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.

Hopper, who was twice nominated for Oscars and earned a star this year on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, died on Saturday at the age of 74 at his home in Los Angeles. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009.

A private burial was to follow the service.

Hopper first went to New Mexico in 1969 to scout locations for the iconic film Easy Rider.

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