Upstate Hollywood actor Bo Hopkins has died

Upstate Hollywood actor Bo Hopkins has died

An actor from upstate and longtime on stage, film and television has died. The Index Journal in Greenwood reports that Bo Hopkins died on May 28 at 1:35 a.m. at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, California. Hopkins was 84 years old. A career dating back to the late 1960s, Hopkins is best known for his supporting roles in “The Wild Bunch” (1969) and “American Graffiti” (1973). He also had recurring roles on some hit TV shows like “Dynasty” and “The Rockford Records.” A native of Greenville, “Billy” Hopkins moved to various industrial towns in South Carolina throughout his childhood before moving to Hollywood to continue acting in the late ’60s. In all, he appeared in more than 100 film and television roles. Award-winning director, Ron Howard and Hopkins have worked together on a number of projects. Following news of Hopkins’ death, Howard tweeted, “RIP Bo Hopkins. I played with Bo and also directed him. He was an honest, genuine actor. and more importantly, a guy wonderful who spoke the truth with kindness and integrity Those of us who knew Bo can count ourselves lucky The Index Journal reports that Hopkins had been hospitalized since May 9 after suffering a heart attack and that Harley Funeral Home in Greenwood would make the arrangements Hopkins is survived by his wife and two children.

An actor from upstate and longtime on stage, film and television has died.

The Index Journal in Greenwood reports Bo Hopkins died May 28 at 1:35 a.m. at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, California.

Hopkins was 84 years old.

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

He also had recurring roles on some hit TV shows like “Dynasty” and “The Rockford Files.”

Originally from Greenville, “Billy” Hopkins moved to various industrial towns in South Carolina throughout his childhood before moving to Hollywood to continue acting in the late 60s.

In all, he appeared in over 100 film and television roles.

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

After the news of Hopkins’ death, Howard tweeted, “RIP Bo Hopkins. I played with Bo and also directed him. He was an honest and genuine actor and most importantly a great guy who spoke the truth with kindness and integrity. Those of us who knew Bo can count ourselves lucky.”

The Index Journal reports that Hopkins had been hospitalized since May 9 after suffering a heart attack and that Harley Funeral Home in Greenwood would be handling the arrangements.

Hopkins is survived by his wife and two children.

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