Blade Runner Actor Rutger Hauer Died At Age 75 – Actor Rutger Hauer, star in the 1982 “Blade Runner” as Roy Batty, has died at his home on Friday, in the Netherlands after a short illness. He was 75.
Blade Runner Actor Rutger Hauer Died At Age 75:
Rutger Hauer’s agent, Steve Kenis, confirmed Rutger Hauer’s death and said that Hauer’s funeral was held Wednesday. Hauer died Friday at his home in the Netherlands of an undisclosed illness. His family did not want the news revealed before his funeral, that was done Wednesday.
Rutger Hauer’s website announced on Friday “after a very short illness… Rutger passed away peacefully at his Dutch home”.
Director Guillermo del Toro tributes, for Rutger Hauer “an intense, deep, genuine and magnetic actor that brought truth, power and beauty to his films”. Gene Simmons, the KISS bassist opposite actor of Hauer in Wanted: Dead or Alive, described his former co-star as “always a gentleman, kind and compassionate.”
Rutger Hauer Cause Of Death:
Rutger Hauer died on 19 July 2019 at his home in Beetsterzwaag, the Netherlands, following an unspecified illness
Rutger Hauer Wiki | Movies:
Rutger Oelsen Hauer was born on 23 January 1944 in Breukelen, Netherlands. He was Dutch leading man of the ’70s who went on star in the 1982 “Blade Runner” as Roy Batty, writer, and environmentalist noted for his ability to infuse roles with both determined action and pensive intelligence. He played role in both Dutch and English-language TV series and films.
He once said in a 1981 interview, “I was born in the middle of the war, and I think for that reason I have deep roots in pacifism. Violence frightens me.”
“We make about 10 films a year, all in Dutch,” he recalled. “You act for your own community, basically, which is fine. But you can’t live on it. There is also the danger of overexposure; you can’t be too greedy.”
Rutger Hauer made his Hollywood debut opposite Sylvester Stallone in Nighthawks (1981) and had non beatable role on the big screen in such films as The Osterman Weekend (1983), Ladyhawke (1985), The Hitcher (1986), Wanted — Dead or Alive (1986), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Batman Begins (2005), Sin City (2005), Hobo With a Shotgun (2011), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) and The Sisters Brothers (2018).
Besides of being an environmentalist Rutger Hauer also founded an AIDS awareness organization called the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.
Hauer married Heidi Merz. Later they separated. The couple had one child, born in 1987. Then Hauer married his second wife, Ineke ten Cate, in 1985.
Rutger Hauer wrote his autobiography All Those Moments: Stories of Heroes, Villains, Replicants, and Blade Runners (co-written with Patrick Quinlan), in which he described many of his movie roles.
I am incredibly heartbroken to learn it was your time to leave us Rutger. Your mastery of every role you ever played will always be cherished. We all will miss you very very much. RIP my old friend ❤️🙏🏼 #RutgerHauer #BuffyTheVampireSlayer pic.twitter.com/IaUvLfkilK
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) July 24, 2019
I spent several months in the outback of Australia with him.
He was a true sweetheart of a man.
We did a film together, I was very young called Salute of the Jugger/The blood of heroes.
I’ll never forget the Dutch films and BLADE RUNNER. He’ll always stay with me. pic.twitter.com/VTCk0QHEnV
— Vincent D’Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) July 24, 2019
Sad to hear Rutger Hauer has passed away. He was always a gentleman, kind and compassionate. Sending our condolences and prayers to his family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/wFtZJs9Ui5
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) July 24, 2019
Gutted to learn of Rutger Hauer’s passing. Gone at 75, yet immortal, thanks to all the mad, wonderful movies he left us with.
“Good guy or bad guy, hero or anti hero; It doesn’t matter to me what role I play, as long as the character has something magical.” pic.twitter.com/Qlcxu4Td9s
— Marshall Julius (@MarshallJulius) July 24, 2019
RIP Rutger Hauer, it was great working with you. pic.twitter.com/w8QkqfIXnv
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) July 24, 2019
RIP the great Rutger Hauer: an intense, deep, genuine and magnetic actor that brought truth, power and beauty to his films. My personal favorites: Flesh + Blood, Eureka, The Hitcher, Blade Runner, Ladyhawke and Blind Fury. pic.twitter.com/1F2Via3mLY
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) July 24, 2019
So sad to hear of Rutger Hauer’s passing. Working with this gentleman was a career highlight when we co-starred together in the 1981 movie #Nighthawks.
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) July 24, 2019