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R.I.P. Rutger Hauer: Horror & Sci-Fi Icon Has Passed Away at 75

A legend of both horror and sci-fi has passed away. It is with heavy hearts that we’re receiving news Rutger Hauer’s death at the age of 75. Hauer played the replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner and the titular Hitcher in 1986 among many other roles. His IMDB resume is immense and impressive.

Rutger died on July 19th at his home in the Netherlands after a short illness.

Hauer was loved and lauded for his incredible range, able to play both heroes and villains with ease. Check out one of his most powerful monologs below.

All of us here at Dread Central send out sincerest condolences to Haure’s family, friends, and fans. He was a rare treasure who will truly be missed.

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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