Hopper’s Daughter 'Disinvited' to Funeral

Both sides fight over who to blame for sad story
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2010 10:10 AM CDT
Dennis Hopper poses for a photo with daughter Galen Hopper, left, and granddaughter Violet Goldstone after being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, March 26, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer may have attended Dennis Hopper’s funeral—but Hopper’s own daughter, 7-year-old Galen, was “disinvited.” At least, that's what a friend of Galen’s mother—and Hopper’s estranged wife—Victoria Duffy says. A source on Hopper’s side, of course, calls that claim “so much bullshit.” One thing is certain: Duffy wasn’t welcome at the funeral, and she didn’t allow Galen to attend without her.

Though Hopper’s camp asked Duffy to send Galen with a nanny, Duffy’s camp says the request was made just “hours” before the funeral—and that it would be “insane” to send the child without her mother. A source on Hopper’s side, however, says Duffy is just “using Galen as a pawn.” The Daily Beast goes into more detail regarding the Hoppers’ crazy divorce—and the looming battle over his estate.

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