Rutger Hauer dead: Blade Runner actor dies aged 75

Rutger Hauer died at his home in the Netherlands on Friday after a short illness, his agent confirmed reports Variety. 

The actor’s funeral was held on Wednesday.

Rutger’s most famous role was playing the eccentric anti-hero Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s 1982 thriller, Blade Runner.

For his performance in the film, the star was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Rutger was born in Breukelen, near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands on 23 January 1944.

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