Life Rutger Hauer died at the age of 75 By WeeklyNews staff Posted on July 25, 2019 3 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ On social media there is widespread tribute to actor Rutger Hauer, who died at the age of 75. This is how Barry Atsma expressed his admiration. “What an actor. What a career. What a special and quirky person,” Barry writes on Twitter. Singer Henk Westbroek tweets that Hauer was the only Dutch film actor who tempted him to buy a ticket or rent a movie for almost every film in which he played. “A pleasure to see at work. That he rests in peace.” A film star stays forever alive was the original title of this work that was written and played by Charity. Giel Beelen made another mistake in his response to Twitter. “Rutger is no longer a phenomenon. Thanks for splattering in particular. Youth sentiment. And all the other beautiful works of art that have made the world more beautiful. Rest in peace,” Giel wrote, adding a photo of Paul Verhoeven. Moments later he deleted the tweet again and said sorry. “Excuse me for my previous tweet. Something from a sunstroke. Super stupid. Sad news. Rutger Hauer a no longer living legend. Thank you for the beautiful things that delighted the world with you. That remains. Rest in peace and strength for the bereaved “ There is also international attention for the Dutch hero who made it on American soil. Director Guillermo Del Toro calls Hauer an “intense, profound, sincere and charismatic actor who brought truth, power and beauty into the films”. KISS leader Gene Simmons, who played in Wanted: Dead or Alive with Hauer, says about Hauer that “he was always a gentleman, friendly and involved.” The actor legend is also recalled for his ‘tears in the rain’ speech at the end of Blade Runner, the film in which Hauer played with Harrison Ford.