'Battlestar Galactica' Star Richard Hatch Dead at 71

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'Battlestar Galactica' Star Richard Hatch Dead at 71

Postby Galvatron » 2017-02-07 08:27pm

Per TMZ... :(

Richard Hatch -- best known for playing Captain Apollo on the original "Battlestar Galactica" TV series -- has died ... family sources tell TMZ.

We're told Hatch had pancreatic cancer and went into hospice care a few weeks ago.

The actor, writer and producer began working in television in 1970 when he joined the cast of "All My Children" ... before landing a starring role on 'BG' in 1978. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV series in 1979.

Hatch made several guest appearances in the '80s on shows like "Murder, She Wrote," "The Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island." He also returned to the "Battlestar Galactica" franchise in a re-imagined series in 2004 as the character Tom Zarek.

Hatch was 71 years old.

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Re: 'Battlestar Galactica' Star Richard Hatch Dead at 71

Postby Crazedwraith » 2017-02-08 04:15am

Didn't realise he was then old. But then even the reimagined BSG finished quite a while ago.

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Re: 'Battlestar Galactica' Star Richard Hatch Dead at 71

Postby JLTucker » 2017-02-08 10:12am

I met him at Dragon Con in 2014 and he answered a question I asked during the panel. This really sucks.

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Re: 'Battlestar Galactica' Star Richard Hatch Dead at 71

Postby Joun_Lord » 2017-02-08 11:59am

Shit, he seemed like a really nice guy in interviews I've watched of him and like alot of people in their 30s and older he was part of my childhood. Like others I can't believe he was so old.

Fuck you cancer.

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Re: 'Battlestar Galactica' Star Richard Hatch Dead at 71

Postby Eternal_Freedom » 2017-02-08 01:13pm

Rest in Peace Captain Apollo. The show might have been campy, but you gave it your all.
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