From the REELZ website:
Acclaimed actor and director Dennis Hopper  died Saturday at 74 after a long struggle with prostrate cancer. Having starred in more than 100 movies, Hopper is perhaps best known for his roles in Apocalypse Now , Blue Velvet , and Hoosiers , along with the iconic Easy Rider , which he also co-wrote and directed.
Sigh. No less sad for having been long expected.