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.
"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.