Rutger Hauer has passed away, aged 75

I was sad to read that Rutger Hauer passed away yesterday, aged 75.

For many of us he will always be best known as Roy Batty the replicant in Blade Runner, or perhaps most memorably as The Hitcher. It has been many years since I saw The Hitcher - maybe its time to track it down and watch again.


Very sad indeed. Always enjoyed his work and I know it’s not high art but Blind Fury has always made me chuckle, particularly “the lift” scene.

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die.”

Roy Batty


Those late eighties Guinness adverts resonate for me. ‘It’s not easy being a dolphin’. RIP


Ah thanks Chris - saved me a google as I couldn’t remember the advert !

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