Dennis Hopper Holding On For Divorce As He Lies On Deathbed
January 19, 2010
California (ChattahBox) – Dennis Hopper is on his deathbed, weakened from prostate cancer. But it is a testament to his desperation to settle his estate in the manner her wishes that he is holding on for his divorce to go through.
Dennis Hopper allegedly wants the divorce to finalize prior to his death to keep his soon-to-be ex-wife, Victoria Duffy, from contesting his will.
She is angry that she is only set to receive the 25% of his estate offered through their prenup agreement, and feels that after almost 14 years together she is entitled to more.
The rest of the estate, however, will go to his grown children, Malin, Henry, and Ruthiana, as well as his young daughter with Duffy, six-year-old Galen.
The conflict between them, which has been progressively worst over the last several years, became so bad that he chose his other ex-wife, Malin mother Brooke Hayward, with him while Duffy stays in their L.A. home.
“I wish Victoria the best, but only want to spend these difficult days surrounded by my children and close friends,” the actor said in a statement.
Duffy is furious about the attempt to rush the divorce, and wants to contest the will.
She claims that Hopper is too heavily medicated to function or make decisions, and that she should be the one given control over the estate.