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'Blade Runner' And 'The Hitcher' Star Rutger Hauer Died Aged 75 At His Home After A Short Illness

Date July 25, 2019 13:38

Rutger Hauer was an incredibly talented Dutch-born Hollywood actor with nearly 200 acting credits and millions of dedicated fans worldwide.

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Hauer found fame after appearing in Ridley Scott's iconic Blade Runner (1982), after which he went on to star is such notable films as Ladyhawk, The Hitcher, Blind Fury, Batman Begins, and many others.

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Farewell, Rutgar Hauer

On July 19, Rutgar Hauer passed away at the age of 75 at his home in the Netherlands. Reports disclose that the actor died after a short illness.

Hauer leaves behind his wife Ineke ten Cate, his child from first marriage and a grandchild.

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Tributes

Many fans and admirers of Hauer's talent can't believe he's really gone and shared touching goodbyes on social media.

We will never forget Rutgar's captivating performance of Roy Batty in Blade Runner. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hauer family at this sad time.