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Dynasty's Bo Hopkins Dead at 84

Bo Hopkins, Dynasty

Bo Hopkins

Bo Hopkins, 84, died in Van Nuys of a heart attack on May 28, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hopkins starred in many movies and TV series, but soap fans will recognize him from the original Dynasty series. Hopkins played Matthew Blaisdel from 1981-1987 on the popular ABC nighttime sudser. 

A native of Greenville, SC, Hopkins enjoyed a career that spanned over 50 years. He appeared in well-known movies such as, Midnight Express, American Graffiti, The Day of the Locust, and The Wild Bunch.

He also costarred on several top-rated TV series, such as Ironside, Hawaii Five-O, Murder She Wrote, Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, and Matlock. Hopkins most recently appeared in the 2020 streaming series, Hillbilly Elegy.

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Hopkins is survived by a wife and a two children.