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Actor Rutger Hauer, of 'Blade Runner' fame, has died at 75

Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor, writer, and environmentalist. | Photo Source: DWDD / Wikipedia / CC BY 3.0 / MGN
Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor, writer, and environmentalist. | Photo Source: DWDD / Wikipedia / CC BY 3.0 / MGN(KALB)
Published: Jul. 24, 2019 at 2:26 PM CDT
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Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in "Blade Runner" opposite Harrison Ford, has died. He was 75.

Hauer's agent, Steve Kenis, said the actor died July 19 at his home in the Netherlands.

Hauer's roles included a terrorist in

with Sylvester Stallone, a former CEO of Wayne Enterprises in

and he was in the big-budget 1985 fantasy

He won a supporting-actor Golden Globe award in 1988 for

In

he played the murderous replicant Roy Batty on a desperate quest to prolong his artificially shortened life in post-apocalyptic, 21st-century Los Angeles.

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