Report: Dennis Hopper Wants Divorce Final Before He Dies

Published January 19, 2010

| NYPost.com

Terminally ill Dennis Hopper doesn't want to kick the bucket until he boots the greedy wife he once lavished with expensive gifts, the movie icon's pals say.

A longtime family confidant told The Post that Hopper is angry that wife Victoria Duffy is trying to bleed him for every last nickel -- although he's given her a ranch, museum-quality art works and a wardrobe of couture dresses.

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"Dennis told me, 'I've worked so hard to give Victoria everything she wanted, but it only fueled her appetite for more and more luxury,' " the source said.

Now the star, who is dying of prostate cancer, is desperately trying to hang on until his divorce from Duffy becomes final.

Hopper is at an LA-area hospital surrounded by his kids and pals -- not to mention an ex-wife.

"I wish Victoria the best, but [I] only want to spend these difficult days surrounded by my children and close friends," Hopper said in a statement released yesterday.

Hopper's rep, Alex Hitz, said: "They've been having trouble and he wants peace and quiet."

The 73-year-old "Easy Rider" star filed for divorce Thursday from Duffy, 41, to keep her from contesting his will, which leaves her only one-quarter of his estate.

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