Actor Rutger Hauer dies at 75

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Actor Rutger Hauer, perhaps best known for his performance as Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, has died at 75.

Hauer’s agent confirmed that he died on July 19 in his Netherlands home following an undisclosed illness and that his funeral took place on Wednesday.

After his role the 1981 Sylvester Stallone thriller Nighthawks, Hauer played the villain in the 1982 science-fiction film Blade Runner, in which he delivered memorable monologues.

Hauer went on to win a Golden Globe Award for his supporting role in the television film Escape from Sobibor and starred in movies like The Hitcher, Sin City, Batman Begins, and Hobo with a Shotgun, as well as HBO’s True Blood.

Hauer is survived by his wife and daughter.

 

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