Hauer was 75 years old.
An AIDS charity that involved the actor, the Rutger Hauer Starfish Foundation, said he died peacefully in his Dutch home. The charity said his wife Ineke will continue their work.
Especially memorable is Hauer's final monologue, in which the figure discusses everything she has seen. About the collaboration with director Ridley Scott, the actor later said, "I understood at a very high level what he wanted, and I instinctively gave it to him."
The tall, blue-eyed actor often performed in historical plays and then played a cursed knight alongside Michelle Pfeiffer in the movie "Ladyhawke" and a vicious rogue in the medieval drama "Flesh + Blood".
The following year, Hauer portrayed a sadistic hitchhiker in "The Hitcher", a popular horror film. He worked steadily throughout the '80s,' 90s and beyond, including parts in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Sin City" and "Batman Begins," in which he played the corrupt executive of Bruce Wayne's family business. In his later years, he moved Actor seamlessly blends film and television, including a role in the HBO vampire drama "True Blood."
Hauer began his career in the 1970s with director Paul Verhoeven, who cast him in the films "Turkish Delight" and "Soldier of Orange". (Verhoeven later considered him the lead role in the movie "RoboCop," which ultimately went to Peter Weller.)
Hauer also refused a role in the memorable German movie "The Boat" from a submarine during World War II, That said in a 2018 interview in terms of planning, "If I had done The Boat, I would never have been in Blade Runner."