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 at 1:35 a.m. on May 28 at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, California. Hopkins was 80 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. The Index Journal reports that Hopkins had been hospitalized since May 9 after suffering a heart attack. 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 80 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.

The Index Journal reports that Hopkins had been hospitalized since May 9 after suffering a heart attack.

Hopkins is survived by his wife and two children.

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