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‘Blade Runner’ Star Rutger Hauer Dead at 75

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Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, best known for his role as Harrison Ford’s nemesis in Ridley Scott’s 1982 film ‘Blade Runner,’ has died. He was 75. According to Hauer’s agent, the actor died at his Dutch home after ‘a very short illness.’ He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Ineke ten Cate, and daughter Aysha Hauer.

Rutger Hauer, star of “Blade Runner,” has died at age 75, Fox News has learned.

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The Dutch actor was best known for his role as Harrison Ford’s nemesis, Roy Batty, in the 1982 movie “Blade Runner.” While Hauer’s role in the Ridley Scott cult favorite is perhaps his most notable performance, he was also known for “Batman Begins” and “Sin City.”

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Hauer’s agent, Steve Kenis, told Fox News on Wednesday that the actor died on Friday. “This is not news, but he was a great guy and a great actor,” Kenis told us.

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Hauer also won a Golden Globe award for his role in the 1987 TV film “Escape from Sobibor.” His more recent movies include “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” and “The Sisters Brothers.” Hauer’s television career included his role as Niall Brigant in “True Blood” and a recurring role on ABC’s 2015 musical comedy “Galavant” as Kingsley.

Born on Jan. 23, 1944 in the town of Breukelen, near Amsterdam, Hauer’s parents were both acting teachers … (read more)

Source: Fox News

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