I just read that Rutger Hauer passed away on July 19th. He was 75 years old.
Though Hauer played many great roles, most people will always think of him as the replicant Roy Batty in 1982’s Blade Runner. One of Hauer’s most memorable scenes in that film was his final monologue. Reportedly, Hauer himself came up with this monologue on the spot, feeling that the lines in the original script didn’t do justice to either the story or his character.
Rest in peace, Rutger Hauer. He was one of the greats.