Rutger Hauer, the actor probably best known for roles in films such as “Blade Runner,” “Batman Begins” and “Sin City,” has passed away, aged 75.
Hauer also had a connection to the world of Superman, having played the role of Morgan Edge in an episode of the TV series “Smallville”. As the leading crime lord in Metropolis, Hauer’s Morgan Edge was a childhood friend of Lionel Luthor’s, who, in the episode titled “Warrior Angel”, hires Clark Kent to steal a package from Luthor, kidnapping Martha and Jonathan Kent to force Clark to comply.
Reports are that Hauer passed away in his home in the Netherlands on July 19 after a short illness. Our condolences to his family and friends.