Whoopi Goldberg Pays Tribute to Late Rutger Hauer of 'Hobo With a Shotgun' Fame during 'The View'

Whoopi Goldberg honored her friend, Rutger Hauer, on “The View,” who died earlier this week: “He was great, and he’s going to be missed.”

During this week’s episode of “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg spent a few moments to pay tribute to the “Hobo With a Shotgun” actor, Rutger Hauer, who recently died at the age of 75. She referred to Hauer as a “dear friend” and “wonderful actor.” She said:

KIND WORDS FOR HAUER

“Rutger Hauer, he was a wonderful actor, he was in movies like “Blade Runner” and “Ladyhawke,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and one of my favorite movies ever, “Hobo With a Shotgun.” I love that movie. He was great, and he’s going to be missed.”

Many of Hauer’s co-star’s in different movies also honored him after the announcement of his passing on Wednesday. “Blade Runner” star, Daryl Hannah, gave her statement to Fox News, sharing her broken-heartedness over the news. 

“I have a profound love and respect for Rutger Hauer,” Hannah said. “He was unpredictable, extremely human, inspired, electric, and mesmerizing. It was thrilling to work with him as an actor, and I admired his deep commitment as an activist.”

His kind heart sparked action to have an organization that can help in the betterment of society -- something he was deeply admired for.

'UNIQUE AND UNLIKE ANYONE I’VE MET’

Like Hannah, director Jason Eisener, who Hauer worked with on “Hobo With a Shotgun,” had a fantastic time working with the actor. He took to Twitter to honor and share a few kind words about the 78-year-old departed.

Apart from conversing about the character Hauer was to play, the two talked about endless topics and shared countless memories. A common thing they shared was for their immense “love and respect for the ocean.”

“He was truly unique, and unlike anyone I’ve met before or after. I’m heartbroken by the news that he has left us, but he’ll always shine in my heart,” he wrote.

Hauer had a charity that fought against AIDS, which he hoped would carry on, even after his death. His kind heart sparked action to have an organization that can help in the betterment of society -- something he was deeply admired for.

FRAUDULENT INTENTIONS

However, while there are people like Hauer, there exist others with fraudulent intentions. Two people from New York made headlines for creating a fake non-profit organization which was made to trick people into believing they provided:

“Legal and social service that include HIV/AIDS outreach, education testing, and faith-programming.”

In total, the Department of Investigation found out that the two schemed together to seal $178,000 from the Department of Health and Hygiene and around $41,660 from the Department of Youth and Development.

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