Blade Runner star Rutger Hauer dies aged 75

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  1. MIG-31

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    Actor Rutger Hauer, who starred in 1982's Blade Runner, has died at the age of 75.

    His agent confirmed the star died in the Netherlands on Friday after a short illness.

    Hauer played the murderous replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, which was directed by Ridley Scott and also starred Harrison Ford.

    The actor's funeral was held on Wednesday.

    Hauer's character gave a famous speech during a climatic face-off with Ford at the end of Blade Runner, dialogue which he helped write himself.

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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    For some reason, I feel sorry for this guy a bit more than for the regular celebrity. He was a striking figure!
     
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    He was an icon. As you get older you reach a point where 75 doesn't seem that old!
     
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    So Rutger died the same year as Roy. Interesting.
    I felt very bad when I read about it a few days ago.
    Good actor, good guy, part of my childhood.
     

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