Dennis Hopper is expected to be laid to rest in New Mexico today, but the divorce battle between the actor and his estranged wife Victoria Duffy-Hopper is far from over.
Hopper, the iconoclastic star of “Easy Rider” and other films, died Saturday of advanced prostate cancer at age 74.
His funeral is scheduled for noon today at a church in Rancho de Taos, an enclave of Taos, New Mexico. Hopper owned a home in Taos and was often quoted saying he wanted to be buried in the picturesque town that is home to many artists and celebrities.
At the time of his death, the actor was engaged in a bitter divorce battle with his fifth wife, Duffy-Hopper. Now, it appears the fight will move from divorce court to probate court, where his widow is expected to mount a challenge for a portion of his estimated $30 million estate.