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Dennis Hopper remembered at NM service

June 3, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Friends and family said their final goodbyes to actor Dennis Hopper at a memorial Mass on Wednesday in New Mexico. Hopper's simple wooden coffin was ushered into the adobe chapel at historic San Francisco de Asis church in Taos, New Mexico.

The 74-year-old celebrity lived in New Mexico for 40 years.

Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer were among the actors who joined dozens of Hopper's relatives at the service.

"It was a very singular relationship I had with him, like nobody else. We were soul mates in a way. I really miss him," Nicholson said.

The actor died on Saturday from prostate cancer, at his home near Los Angeles. He was 74.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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