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    Dutch actor Ruger Hauer, best known for his role in the classic 1982 science fiction movie "Blade Runner", starred in a total of over 100 Dutch and international movies.

    One of the world's favourite actors of the 1980s, star of Flesh & Blood, The Hitcher, and Ladyhawke, Rutger Hauer, died on 19 July at his home in the Netherlands, Variety has reported.

    Hauer’s agent, Steve Kenis, has confirmed the reports and stated that Hauer’s funeral was held on 24 July.

    Famous director Guillermo del Toro has commented on the news on his Twitter page.

    Social media users have expressed their regret at the loss of the actor.

    Rutger Hauer won a Golden Globe Award for best supporting-actor in 1988 for the movie "Escape from Sobibor".

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