Battle Looms Over Dennis Hopper Estate

Soon-to-be ex gets 25% and life insurance if married, living together
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2010 6:44 AM CDT
Flowers and mementoes adorn the star of Dennis Hopper on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Saturday, May 29, 2010. Hopper died Saturday morning at the age of 74.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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(Newser) – For most, Dennis Hopper may have gone too soon, but perhaps not for his soon-to-be-ex wife: Though he filed for divorce in January, the tempestuous pair were still legally married when Hopper died yesterday morning, TMZ reports, potentially setting up an epic battle in probate court. The pair's prenup gives Victoria Hopper 25% and $250,000 if the pair were living together married and living together at the time of his death. She was living in a different house on the same property.

"She said she would challenge it, and I fully expect her to do so," says Hopper's attorney.

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