Blade Runner and True Blood star Rutger Hauer dies at the age of 75

Blade Runner and True Blood star Rutger Hauer dies at the age of 75 after a short illness

  • Rutger Hauer died in his home in the Netherlands on July 19 and his funeral was held on Wednesday
  • His representative confirmed the sad news that the actor has died
  • He suffered a brief illness before his death
  • Rutger was known for projects like True Blood and Buffy the Vampire Slayer but his most memorable role was that of Roy Batty in Blade Runner
  • Fans quote lines from Roy Batty's famous monologue to commemorate the star that & # 39; Tears in rain & # 39; writes. Time to die. & # 39; in social media posts
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Dutch actor Rutger Hauer died in his home in the Netherlands at the age of 75.

Known for roles in Blade Runner and True Blood, the star died after a & # 39; short illness & # 39 ;, according to Variety on Wednesday.

Steve Kenis, Rutger's representative, confirmed the sad news that the star died on July 19 and his funeral was held on Wednesday.

Tragically: Dutch actor Rutger Hauer died in his home in the Netherlands at the age of 75, Variety reported on Wednesday

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Tragically: Dutch actor Rutger Hauer died in his home in the Netherlands at the age of 75, Variety reported on Wednesday

Hauer has made a name for himself in supernatural and horror projects, but his most striking and beloved role was as Roy Batty versus Harrison Ford in Blade Runner.

He reportedly rewrote the dialogue for his famous last monologue in the film where his character Roy dies.

& # 39; Lost in time, such as tears in the rain, & # 39; he says in the scene and then smiles and adds: & # 39; time to die & # 39 ;.

The line has been quoted on social media by fans commemorating the life of the star.

& # 39; Rutger Hauer rewrote the dialogue for his last scene in BLADE RUNNER, as beautiful and moving a moment as in a movie, & # 39; tweeted a fan. & # 39; Tears in the rain. Time to die. & # 39;

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro went to Twitter to express his grief about the loss and to recall memories of his favorite roles.

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& # 39; RIP the great Rutger Hauer: an intense, deep, real and magnetic actor who brought truth, power and beauty into his films & # 39 ;, del Toro wrote.

Add: & # 39; My personal favorites: Flesh + Blood, Eureka, The Hitcher, Blade Runner, Ladyhawke and Blind Fury. & # 39;

Famous role: Hauer has made a name for himself in supernatural and horror projects, but his most striking and beloved role was as Roy Batty versus Harrison Ford in Blade Runner

Famous role: Hauer has made a name for himself in supernatural and horror projects, but his most striking and beloved role was as Roy Batty versus Harrison Ford in Blade Runner

Famous role: Hauer has made a name for himself in supernatural and horror projects, but his most striking and beloved role was as Roy Batty versus Harrison Ford in Blade Runner

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