Galen Grier Hopper has just inherited a trust fund of $2.25 million plus $600,000 in property from her late father’s estate.
The millions are just a portion of the late Dennis Hopper’s fortune that included properties in California, New Mexico, and North Carolina, plus a huge art collection featuring works by artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, and Frank Gehry.
The legal papers reportedly keep Galen’s mother and Hopper’s estranged wife, Victoria Duffy, from getting her hands on the money.
Dennis was still legally married to Victoria when he died from prostate cancer at age 74 in May 2010.
At the time, the couple were embroiled in a nasty divorce. The couple reportedly met in the early ’90s when she was a waitress at a restaurant he frequented, and they married in 1996.
Victoria and Dennis often argued and were living separate lives before he filed for divorce in January 2010.
The actor later filed for several restraining orders against Duffy, even having a judge order her out of his Venice, California home.
Duffy filed a court document arguing that she needed to stay because she was going to be cut out of Hopper’s will. She claimed the divorce settlement wouldn’t provide enough money to take care of their only child, Galen.
Galen, 9, didn’t even get to attend her father’s funeral because her mother was uninvited.
Hopper’s Venice compound with a 5,000-square-foot house, guest cottage, three two-story condos designed by Frank Gehry, and a pool house, sold for $5 million.
Dennis Hopper’s other three children, who are all adults, daughters Marin and Ruthanna, and his actor son Henry will also be receiving a inheritance from their late father.
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