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Actor Dennis Hopper Remembered

RANCHOS DE TAOS, N.M. (AP) - Jack Nicholson, Val Kilmer and Dean Stockwell were among the actors who mixed Wednesday in New Mexico with dozens of Dennis Hopper's relatives, friends and Taos locals 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. Hopper, who was twice nominated for Oscars and earned a star this year on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, died Saturday at age 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 came to New Mexico in 1969 to scout locations for the iconic film "Easy Rider." He lived in Taos for 12 years through the early 1980s.

 

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