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Battlestar Galactica star Richard Hatch dies aged 71

7 February 2017 8:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Richard Hatch, who played Captain Apollo on Battlestar Galactica, succumbs to pancreatic cancer.

Richard Hatch, who starred as Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica and as Tom Zarek in the 2003 Syfy Channel remake, died on Tuesday February 7th, at age 71.

Hatch, who was battling pancreatic cancer, was reportedly in hospice care.

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.”

The actor’s friends and colleagues shared their thoughts on social media too.

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.”

Richard Hatch, you made our universe a better place,” Edward James Olmos, who starred in the Battlestar Galactica reboot, »

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Richard Hatch, Star of Battlestar Galactica, Dies at 71

7 February 2017 4:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Richard Hatch, the star of Battlestar Galactica, has died. He was 71.

A representative for Hatch told the Associated Press that the actor passed away on Tuesday afternoon after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Hatch’s manager Michael Kaliski said the actor’s son, Paul Michael Hatch, was beside him at the time of his death.

Born in Santa Monica, California, Hatch was widely known for his starring role as Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica (1978-79) series and 1978 film, and as Tom Zarek in the revived Battlestar Galactica (2004-09).

On Tuesday, Battlestar writer Ronald D. Moore took to Twitter »

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