Rutger Hauer, star of the 1982 film Blade Runner, passes away at the age of 75.\r\n \tA rep for Hauer says he was battling a short illness.\r\n \tHe actually died July 19th, but his funeral takes place July 24th.\u00a0\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nIt has sadly been reported that Blade Runner and True Blood star Rutger Hauer has died at the age of 75. He passed away at his home in the Netherlands after battling a "short illness," according to reports. Steve Kenis, who is a rep for Hauer, confirms the news online. The star actually died on July 19th and his funeral was held this week.\r\n\r\nHauer is best-known for his work in Flesh+Blood,\u00a0Blind Fury,\u00a0The Hitcher,\u00a0Escape from Sobibor\u00a0(for which he won a\u00a0Golden Globe Award),\u00a0Nighthawks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer,\u00a0The Osterman Weekend,\u00a0The Blood of Heroes,\u00a0Batman Begins, and many more.\u00a0\u00a0\r\nThe history behind Rutger Hauer and his success\r\n\r\n\r\nHauer was born on January 23rd, 1944 to drama teachers, Teunke and Arend Hauer. He did not truly adapt to his love of acting until later in his life when he attended the\u00a0Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam for acting classes. He would soon join an experimental troupe as well for five years before Paul Verhoeven would\u00a0cast him in the lead role of the 1969 television series\u00a0Floris.\r\n\r\nThis role would make him famous in his native country. Hauer would then go on to star in many more films. He made his American debut in the Sylvester Stallone film Nighthawks, which would then follow his most notable role in Blade Runner.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn the 1990s, Hauer's Guinness commercials were becoming well-known as well, in addition to increasing screen roles for low-budget films. These films include\u00a0Split Second,\u00a0Omega Doom,\u00a0and\u00a0New World Disorder.\u00a0By the year 2000, he would act in several American and British films. Some of these would earn him accolades such as a\u00a0Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.\r\n\r\nIn 2007, Hauer lent his voice for voiceover work for the UK advertising campaign for\u00a0Lurpak butter. He continues to act and remain active in the film industry until his death. In 2019, he would lend his voice one more for the voice of\u00a0Master Xehanort\u00a0in\u00a0Kingdom Hearts III.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDo you remember Rutger Hauer in his many films successful film roles? Let's take the time to remember some of his best moments, perhaps in the final scene of the 1982 film Blade Runner.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/NoAzpa1x7jU\r\n\r\nWe will miss Rutger Hauer and his many talents, may he rest in peace!\r\nDo you remember the top movies of 1982? Maybe 'Blade Runner' is on this list!