Richard Hatch, who actor who played Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica, has died aged 71.
The actor passed away in hospice care after battling pancreatic cancer. The death was announced on social media by composer Bear McCreary, who tweeted: “I share tragic news with a heavy heart. Richard Hatch is no longer with us. Goodbye Tom Zarek/Apollo.”
A number of his BSG co-stars also tweeted their thoughts including Edward James Olmos who played Admiral Adama in the reboot said: “Richard Hatch, you made our universe a better place. We love you for it. Rest In Peace my friend. So Say We All.”
“Richard Hatch was a good man, a gracious man, and a consummate professional,” Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ronald D. Moore tweeted. “His passing is a heavy blow to the entire BSG family.”
He is survived by his son, Paul Michael Hatch.
— Bear McCreary (@bearmccreary) February 7, 2017