Blade Runner star Rutger Hauer dead aged 75

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BLADE Runner star Rutger Hauer has passed away.

Blade Runner actor Rutger Hauer has died aged 75 after a short illness.

His agent has confirmed his death today, revealing he passed aaway home in the Netherlands. 

Rutger was buried in a private ceremony this monring. 

Hauer starred as replicant Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.

He went on to appear as Cardinal Rock in Sin City, and a villain in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.

Hauer is survived Ineke ten Cate, his wife of 50 years.

A previous marriage to Heidi Merz led to one daughter – actress Aysha Hauer.

Rutger was also an outspoken supporter of environmental organisation Greenpeace, and co-founded the Starfish Association – a nonprofit devoted to raising AIDS awareness.

The association said: “”The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association announces with infinite sadness that after a very short illness, on Friday, July 19 2019, Rutger passed away peacefully at his Dutch home.

“He leaves behind his beloved wife Ineke, after they have been together fifty years.

“We at Starfish will always cherish the many unforgettable memories we have of Rutger and his dedication to the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.

“One of Rutger’s last wishes was that Starfish should continue its charity activity and its fight against the AIDS disease, and with Ineke’s precious help, involvement and direction we will follow Rutger’s wish and will do our best to carry on Rutger’s inestimable legacy.

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