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    ‘Blade Runner’ Star Rutger Hauer Dies at 75

    Fans and celebrities are paying tribute to the Dutch actor after his agent confirmed yesterday that he’d died last Friday and was buried yesterday. Best known for his role as outlaw replicant Roy Batty in the 1982 cult classic, Hauer in recent years appeared in Sin CityBatman Begins, as well as True Blood. Director Guillermo del Toro called him “an intense, deep, genuine and magnetic actor.”

    What did Hauer do beyond the screen? He was an outspoken environmental activist and founded a non-profit dedicated to AIDS awareness.

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