Dennis Hopper divorce battle is just as famous as his estate. Hopper died Saturday, but Dennis was still involved in a bitter divorce right before he died. Hopper filed for divorce in January after 14 years of marriage, but was still married to his fifth wife Victoria Duffy when he died.
Hopper, whose film career included the classic “Easy Rider,” “Apocalypse Now” and “Blue Velvet,” signed a prenup agreement that gave Duffy 25 percent of his fortune. In addition, she gets $250,000 from a life insurance payout, but only if she was still married to Hopper and was living with him when he died. At the time of his death, Duffy was living in a separate house on the same property.
However, inside sources said she was expected to argue that living on the property still constituted as living with Hopper. She claims that she is entitled to the money. Duffy also claims that before Hopper’s death, his adult children wanted to cut her out of his will and the divorce was never final.
The couple’s divorce was a hotly contested battle. Hopper obtained a restraining order against Duffy, banned her from his home and accused her of stealing more than $1.5 million of artwork from him. It’s only a shame that while he was bitter because he was dying, he was also tired from all the fighting during the divorce proceedings.