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When we lose someone as special and unique as Rutger was,
we all feel immense pain and a profound sense of loss. However,
with your demonstration of affection and love,
you have filled our hearts with bittersweet emotion.

We at Starfish are so grateful to all of you for
your exceptional support and caring messages.

We are sure Rutger would be proud of all of you.


1944 - 2019

"The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long -
and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy..."


The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association announces with infinite sadness that after a very short illness, on Friday, July 19, 2019, Rutger passed away peacefully at his Dutch home.

He leaves his beloved wife Ineke, after they have been together for fifty years. 
We at Starfish will always cherish the many unforgettable memories we have of Rutger and his dedication to the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association. 
One of Rutger’s last wishes was that Starfish should continue its charity activity and its fight against the AIDS disease, and with Ineke’s precious help, involvement and direction we will follow Rutger’s wish and will do our best to carry on Rutger’s inestimable legacy.


Although the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association is a not-for-profit endeavor, please note that donations are not tax deductible


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