Blade Runner star Rutger Hauer dies

Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in Blade Runner.
Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty in Blade Runner. Photo credit: Warner Bros

Rutger Hauer, best known for his portrayal of a replicant in classic sci-fi film Blade Runner, has died.

Hauer, 75, died at his home in the Netherlands last week after a short illness, Variety reports. His funeral was held on Wednesday.

In 1982 he found fame as three-year-old android Roy Batty, the primary antagonist of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. He infamously improvised the doomed character's final 'tears in rain' speech.

His later career included roles in Ladyhawke, True Blood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman Begins and Sin City

Outside of film and TV, he was an environmentalist and AIDS activist. 

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