Bo Hopkins, an 84-year-old veteran American actor, died on May 28, 2022. Sian, his wife of 33 years, confirmed his death in an official statement sent to The Hollywood Reporter. She stated that the actor died on Saturday at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys after suffering a heart attack on May 9. Hopkins’ official website also made the announcement:
“It is with profound regret that we announce the death of Bo.” Bo loved hearing from his fans all over the world, and while he couldn’t respond to every email he received over the years, he appreciated hearing from each and every one of you.”
Hopkins is best known for his role in George Lucas’ 1973 film American Graffiti as Joe Young, the leader of the greaser gang The Pharaohs. He has appeared in numerous films, including The Wild Bunch, Midnight Express, The Getaway, The Killer Elite, White Lightning, and Dusk to Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money. He made his television debut in 1996 on an episode of The Phyllis Diller Show. He has also appeared on The Virginian, The Wild Wild West, Judd for the Defense, and The Rat Patrol. Bp Hopkins was most recently seen in Ron Howard’s 2020 film Hillbilly Elegy. He is survived by his wife, Sian Eleanor Green, and their children, Matthew and Jane Hopkins.
An In-Depth Look at Bo Hopkins’ Family Life
William Hopkins was born on February 2, 1938, in Greenville, South Carolina. He was adopted by a couple when he was nine months old and grew up with his adoptive parents. His father allegedly worked at a mill in Taylors, South Carolina, and died at the age of 39. When Hopkins’ father died, he and his mother moved to Ware Shoals to live with his grandparents and uncles. The actor was sent to live with his grandparents after his mother remarried.
Hopkins discovered he was adopted at the age of 12. He eventually met his biological mother, half-sister, and half-brother in Lockhart. Unfortunately, the actor had several legal issues as a child and eventually chose to join the United States Army before turning eighteen.
Marriage of Bo Hopkins
The American Graffiti actor married Sian Eleanor Green in 1989, and the couple was married for nearly three decades until the former died. They also have two children, Matthew, a boy, and Jane, a girl.