Hollywood actor, native of Bo Hopkins, dies

American-born actor left theater, film and television, Bo Hopkins died on May 28 at 1:35 am at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, California, Hopkins was 84 years old. In the late 1960s, Hopkins was best known for his supporting roles in “The Wild Bunch” (1969) and “American Graffiti” (1973), and he also had recurring roles in some popular TV series such as “Dynasty” and “The Rockford Files”. Originally born in Greenville, “Billy” Hopkins moved to several mill towns in South Carolina throughout his childhood before moving to Hollywood to pursue acting in the late 1960s. In all, he has appeared in more than 100 film and television roles. Award-winning director, Ron Howard and Hopkins have worked on a number of projects together. Following the news of Hopkins’ death, Howard tweeted, “RIP Bo Hopkins. I acted with Bo and directed him as well. He was such an honest and true actor. Most importantly a wonderful man who told the truth with kindness and integrity. Those of us who knew Bo could consider ourselves lucky.” Hopkins has been hospitalized since May 9 after suffering a heart attack and that Harley’s funeral home in Greenwood will take care of the arrangements. Hopkins is survived by his wife and two children.

A local actor in the northern United States and for a long time on stage, film and television is gone.

Bo Hopkins died on May 28 at 1:35 a.m. at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, California.

Hopkins was 84 years old.

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Hopkins is best known for his career dating back to the late 1960s with supporting roles in “The Wild Bunch” (1969) and “American Graffiti” (1973).

He also had recurring roles in some popular TV series like “Dynasty” and “The Rockford Files”.

Originally born in Greenville, “Billy” Hopkins moved to several mill towns in South Carolina throughout his childhood before moving to Hollywood to pursue acting in the late 1960s.

In all, he has appeared in more than 100 film and television roles.

Award-winning director Ron Howard and Hopkins have worked on a number of projects together.

After news of Hopkins’ death, Howard tweeted, “RIP Bo Hopkins. I acted with Bo and directed him as well. He was an honest, true actor and most importantly a wonderful man who spoke the truth with kindness and integrity. Those of us who knew Bo could consider ourselves lucky.”

Hopkins has been hospitalized since May 9 after suffering a heart attack and that Harley’s funeral home in Greenwood will take care of the arrangements.

Hopkins is survived by his wife and two children.

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