Nicholson Mourns 'Soulmate' Hopper

Friends, family, and locals attend memorial Mass
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2010 5:15 AM CDT
Actor Jack Nicholson, right, talks with Taos residents about the iconic film "Easy Rider" after a memorial service for Dennis Hopper in Ranchos de Taos, NM, on Wednesday, June 2, 2010.   (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
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(Newser) – Mourners including Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer remembered Dennis Hopper yesterday at his memorial Mass. The actor was laid to rest in New Mexico, where he first went in 1969 while scouting locations for Easy Rider and lived for 12 years. Nicholson, who acted alongside Hopper in Easy Rider, called him “an all-around guy,” the AP reports.

“It was a very singular relationship I had with him, like nobody else. We were soulmates in a way. I really miss him,” Nicholson continued. Henry Lee Hopper, Dennis’ 19-year-old son, read from Leaves of Grass and recalled his father as one of the “very, very few people in this world” who fight for what they believe in “from the day they’re born to the day they go out.”

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