Just In: ‘Blade Runner’ And ‘True Blood’ Star Rutger Hauer Dies At Age 75

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It has sadly been reported that Blade Runner and True Blood star Rutger Hauer has died at the age of 75. He passed away at his home in the Netherlands after battling a “short illness,” according to reports. Steve Kenis, who is a rep for Hauer, confirms the news online. The star actually died on July 19th and his funeral was held this week.

Hauer is best-known for his work in Flesh+BloodBlind FuryThe HitcherEscape from Sobibor (for which he won a Golden Globe Award), Nighthawks, Buffy the Vampire SlayerThe Osterman WeekendThe Blood of HeroesBatman Begins, and many more.  

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Rutger Hauer / UNIMEDIA/REX/Shutterstock

Hauer was born on January 23rd, 1944 to drama teachers, Teunke and Arend Hauer. He did not truly adapt to his love of acting until later in his life when he attended the Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam for acting classes. He would soon join an experimental troupe as well for five years before Paul Verhoeven would cast him in the lead role of the 1969 television series Floris.

This role would make him famous in his native country. Hauer would then go on to star in many more films. He made his American debut in the Sylvester Stallone film Nighthawks, which would then follow his most notable role in Blade Runner.

Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner
Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner / Warner Bros.

Do you remember Rutger Hauer in his many films successful film roles? Let’s take the time to remember some of his best moments, perhaps in the final scene of the 1982 film Blade Runner.

We will miss Rutger Hauer and his many talents, may he rest in peace!

Do you remember the top movies of 1982? Maybe ‘Blade Runner’ is on this list!

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