May 31st, 2010
10:54 AM ET
The past few days have been rough for celebrity news. One day after “Diff’rent Strokes’" star Gary Coleman passed, another death made the headlines: Dennis Hopper died at the age of 74 at his home in Venice, California.
Twitter, clearly one of the top methods of choice for celebrities to offer their reactions nowadays, was once again filled with “R.I.P.” messages, this time for the “Easy Rider” actor.
“R.I.P. Dennis Hopper. Man, I’m getting tired of typing those three letters,” wrote actor/comedian Michael McKean. Tom Green chose to remember Hopper by tweeting a remark he made in an interview: “Somewhere in my strange career, someone has liked something.”
Filmmaker Greg Mottola chose to remember Hopper by recalling one of the actor's legendary portrayals, that of Frank Booth in 1986's "Blue Velvet."
English actor Simon Pegg also highlighted Hopper's breadth of work, cribbing a Hopper quote from 1979's “Apocalypse Now.” “Just heard we lost Dennis Hopper at 74. Great actor, sad loss,” Pegg wrote. “ ‘Sometimes he goes too far. He's the first one to admit it.’ ”
Meanwhile, film critic Roger Ebert opted for a little humor: “Dennis Hopper was born in Dodge City, and man, did he ever get out of Dodge.”
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