Dennis Hopper battles cancer
On the eve of his arrival in Melbourne, Hollywood legend Dennis Hopper has been forced to cancel his planned visit to ACMI after announcing that he is fighting prostate cancer.
The veteran actor and director is the subject of our major new Australian exclusive exhibition, Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood, which opens on Thursday 12 November.
In a statement issued from his Los Angeles home this morning, Hopper said he was very disappointed not to be able to travel to Melbourne for the exhibition opening, but was now fully focussed on his treatment and recovery.
ACMI Director Tony Sweeney said best wishes have been sent from ACMI as preparations continue to open the exhibition that celebrates Hopper's career through an expansive and rich exploration of his life's work.
"Obviously his health is the number one priority and we wish him a very speedy recovery," Tony said. "We are saddened that Dennis won't be with us to share in the moment and we look forward with even greater determination to delivering and exciting and successful exhibition".
People who purchased tickets to see Hopper in person at either the David Stratton in Conversation with Dennis Hopper or the Dennis Hopper Masterclass will be able to get a refund by contacting ACMI on 03 8663 2583 or 03 8663 2200.
Click here for more information on Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood.
Published Friday, 30 October 2009