Veteran actor Dennis Hopper has filed for divorce from his wife of 13 years.
The 73 year-old Hollywood legend, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for inoperable, metastasized prostate cancer, filed for divorce on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Court documents detail lots of screaming and shouting among the actor and his wife.
The actor's son, 19-year-old son Henry, said in a deposition that Victoria Duffy, Hoppers estranged wife, has "made my father's life a living hell over the last six months."
A judge recently granted Hopper's request for a restraining order against Duffy. The order stipulates that she must stay ten feet away from Hopper and his adult children at all times. She is also barred from entering Hopper's primary residence.
David Agus, Hopper's personal physician, said the divorce is having an adverse effect on the actor's battle with cancer. "It is my belief and recommendation…" Agus said, "…that the less Mr. Hopper has to do with his estranged wife at this time, the more likely he is to have his life extended."
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