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Robert Wolders, ‘Laredo’ Actor and Actress Audrey Hepburn Companion, Dies at Age 81

Updated On 16 Jul, 2018 Published On

Robert Wolders, Dutch television actor best known for starring on 1960s TV series Laredo and for being the longtime companion of actress Audrey Hepburn, has died at the age of 81 on Thursday, July 12.

The Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund took to Twitter on Friday, July 13 to announce Robert's passing.

The tweet, which features a photo of Robert and the Breakfast at Tiffany's star, reads, "With the heaviest heart we salute our Board Member, mentor and friend Robert Wolders. May your beautiful soul rest in peace. Your shining example lives on."

Here's the twitter post, check it out.

Robert and Audrey were companions until the actress' death in 1993.

According to Ellen Fontana, executive director of the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund Wolders, died as he was surrounded by his loving family.

As for the cause of death, Ellen said that the late actor's family doesn't want to divulge any other details about his death.

Born on 28 September 1936 in the Netherlands, Robert studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

Robert had got married to actress Merle Oberon in 1975. They were in the marital relationship for about four years until her death in 1979 from stroke complications.

The duo starred as lovers in the May-September romantic drama series Interval (1973), which was the late actress' final film.