R.I.P. Rutger Hauer

R I P Rutger Hauer

Legendary actor Rutger Hauer has died at his home in the Netherlands at the age of 75 following a short illness.

The celebrated Dutch actor was a leading man in the 1970s, launched to success with Paul Verhoeven’s series “Floris” and the explicit drama “Turkish Delight”. He then went to Hollywood and became the memorable villain of Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” along with notable 1980s films like “Ladyhawke,” “Nighthawks,” “The Hitcher,” “Flesh & Blood,” and “The Osterman Weekend”.

Other notable performances include “Sin City,” “Batman Begins,” “Blind Fury,” “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” “Dracula 3D,” “Wanted: Dead or Alive,” “The Legend of the Holy Drinker,” “Nostradamus,” “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “Hobo with a Shotgun,” HBO’s “True Blood,” the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” movie, and the mini-series “Merlin” and “Salem’s Lot”.

Hauer was also active in social causes as an outspoken sponsor of the environmental organization Greenpeace and the founder the Starfish Association, a non-profit devoted to AIDS awareness.

Hauer’s agent confirmed the news with Hauer’s funeral being held today.

Source: Variety