Dennis Hopper and wife Victoria Duffy arrive at the 2009 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 22, 2009 in West Hollywood, CaliforniaActor Dennis Hopper is dying and too weak to undergo chemotherapy to treat prostate cancer, his lawyer has said in court papers. The Easy Rider star is also 'too ill' to testify in his own contentious divorce from wife Victoria Duffy-Hopper.

As evidence, Attorney Joseph Mannis included statements from Hopper's physician, Dr David Agus, who revealed that the actor currently weighs less than 7st 2lbs (45kg) and any questioning by his wife's lawyers "could actually threaten his ability to survive the current health crisis." Dennis Hopper and wife Victoria Duffy arrive at the 2009 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 22, 2009 in West Hollywood, CaliforniaActor Dennis Hopper is dying and too weak to undergo chemotherapy to treat prostate cancer, his lawyer has said in court papers. The Easy Rider star is also 'too ill' to testify in his own contentious divorce from wife Victoria Duffy-Hopper.

As evidence, Attorney Joseph Mannis included statements from Hopper's physician, Dr David Agus, who revealed that the actor currently weighs less than 7st 2lbs (45kg) and any questioning by his wife's lawyers "could actually threaten his ability to survive the current health crisis."

Hopper's assistant, Emily Davis, also stated that Hopper was "extremely weak" and unable to talk for more than a few minutes at a time because "he's not able to concentrate and tires quickly."

Hopper and his wife, Victoria, have been locked in a bitter feud since the actor filed to end the couple's nearly 14-year marriage in January. Last month, a judge ruled that Mrs Hopper must stay at least 10ft (3m) away from her husband after the actor said he wanted to eliminate unnecessary stress.

Despite his fragile state, Dr Agus has approved an appearance by Hopper to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame tomorrow (Friday) because it would be good for his state of mind. Hopper will attend the ceremony in a wheelchair and require assistance while friend and fellow actor, Viggo Mortenson, will speak at the ceremony to celebrate Hopper's career. Others expected to attend the ceremony include the actor Laurence Fishburne and David Lynch who directed Hopper in the 1986 film, Blue Velvet.

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