Actor Richard Hatch, of the Original Battlestar Galactica, Died on Tuesday At the Age of 71, While Battling with Pancreatic Cancer

After a battle with pancreatic cancer, the star of the original BattlestarGalactica movie as well as the TV series, actor Richard Hatch passed away on Tuesday. The actor was 71 years of age, and his manager Michael Kaliski said referring to Richard that he will always remember the star fondly.

He also said that Richard Hatch possessed in him an inspiring sense of “youthful wonder.” When providing, an agency called Variety with a comment MichaelKaliski said about Richard, that he would permanently grace his recollections as a man who knew the boundless passion for voicing his creativity and having a very big and compassionate heart.

The actor,71, who passed away has played the role of a space fighter pilot, called Captain Apollo in the initial series. The series aired on television from 1978-1979. This part was also the one that got him a place at the Golden Globe nomination, in the category of best actor in a television drama series.

The show was then canceled after its first season.He portrayed a dissimilar character, Tom Zarek, in the 2004-2009 re-imagined series. It was a recurrent role in which he played a terrorist, who has converted into a politician.

Hatch started his acting career Off-Broadway, and then in 1971; he got attention after appearing in an episode of, All My Children.

He worked steady pace on popular TV series of that period, some of them being Dynasty, The Love Boat, and Baywatch. According to a report by Variety, Hatch has also penned five original Battlestar novels. He became a celebrated fixture at comic book and sci-fi events for fans.

Edward James Olmos, who brought to life the character of Admiral Adama on the rebooted BattlestarGalactica, tweeted his sympathies. The Rolling Stone magazine ended its story on Richard Hatch’s death by stating that Richard Hatch, while reflecting about his time while he was in the original BattlestarGalactica, wrote on his website that the show was a milestone.

He also said that the show provided him with an opportunity to live out his childhood fantasies and dreams. According to Richard, there is nothing more, that a man can want if he is given the scope of traveling through space “with reckless abandon,” play the dashing hero and gets to battle Cylons, monsters, and super villains.

Hatch died at approximately 1:30 p.m. at his residence in Santa Clarita, California, with his son Paul by his side. After beginning his career Off Broadway, Hatch’s acting profession took off before getting a role on the soap opera All My Children in 1971.

His supplementary TV credits consist of guest roles in some ’70s and ’80s favorites, including CHiPs, Fantasy Island, Dynasty, Murder She Wrote, The Love Boat, T.J. Hooker, Baywatch, and MacGyver.

Richard Hatch’s BattlestarGalactica colleagues and friends paid tribute to him Tuesday afternoon on social media. Executive producer Ronald D. Moore—Ronald D. Moore (@RonDMoore) February 7, 2017, tweeted that Richard Hatch was a good man, a gracious man, and a consummate professional and that his passing is a heavy blow to the entire ‘BSG’ family.

Richard Hatch, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ star, dead at 71

Edward J. Olmos— Edward James Olmos (@edwardjolmos) February 7, 2017, who played Admiral Adama, also tweeted his condolences by saying that Richard Hatch had made our universe a better place. We love you for it, and wished his friend to “Rest In Peace”; @SoSayWeAll the Admiral!”

Bear McCreary— Bear McCreary (@bearmccreary) February 7, 2017, the composer on the show, tweeted that he shared this tragic news with a heavy heart that Richard Hatch is no longer with us.  Concluded by saying “Goodbye Tom Zarek / Apollo #SoSayWeAll.”

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