Actor Rutger Hauer dies at 75

Cristian García
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Today the tragic news of the death of the Dutch actor, Rutger Hauer, well known for his role in the famous film Blade Runner, has been known. The tragic news was confirmed by his agent, Steve Kenis, in an interview given to the renowned Variety magazine.

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In the statement released publicly by his non-profit association, The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association, it is mentioned that all of them will be trying to follow the actor's legacy. In addition, it will seek to continue with charitable works and the fight against AIDS, something that Hauer always tried to promote:

The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association comincates, with deep sadness that, after a very short illness, this Friday, July 19, 2019, Rutger passed away, peacefully, at his home in the Netherlands. Hauer left his beloved wife Ineke, after being together for 50 years. We at Starfish will always cherish the many unforgettable memories we have of Rutgers and its dedication to the Rutger Hauer Astarfish Association. One of Rutger's last wishes was for Starfish to continue its charitable activities and its fight against the disease AIDS, which, with Ineke's appreciated help, we will continue and pursue Rutger's wishes. We will do our best to uphold Rutger's priceless legacy.

Rutger participated in films such as Escape from Sobibor, Lady Halcon and Blade Runner. Most of his work was presented in countless Dutch films, although all his work carried out during his stay in Hollywood was also highlighted.

One of the actor's most iconic scenes occurred in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner film, where he recounted the much-acclaimed monologue "Tears in the Rain." It continues to be remembered by the community of moviegoers, thanks to the impeccable shot and the deep message it leaves.

In this way, everyone has come together today to pay tribute and show their sadness at the tragic news of Rutger Hauer. On Twitter and all over the internet, hundreds of thousands of people have expressed their admiration for such a great character in cinema. For all this, Hauer would have left an incredible legacy throughout his life.