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Hopper’s widow files $45 million creditor’s claim

The Hollywood legend passed away in May (10) after losing his battle with prostate cancer, and was embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with Duffy at the time of his death.

Hopper is said to have drawn up a new will in January (10) which included only his children and grandchildren – but Duffy has filed legal papers in a bid to land a payment from the estate.

In the documents, obtained by TMZ.com, Duffy asks for money to help her raise the pair’s seven-year-old daughter Galen, thousands of dollars in lawyers’ fees and a cut of the property owned by the Easy Rider legend.

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Hopper’s fifth wife is claiming a loss of earnings totalling $2.26 million (£1.5 million) while she was married to the star – and she also wants $10 million (£6.7 million) for alleged defamation during the pair’s bitter divorce battle.

Earlier this year (10) Hopper’s attorney Joe Manis warned Duffy, “We are ready for war” over her plea for a financial settlement.

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