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RIP: Richard Hatch (Apollo in original Battlestar Galactica) [message #336953] Tue, 07 February 2017 19:48
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Variety (and others) are reporting that Richard Hatch, who played
Apollo in the original proper version of Battlestar Galactica (and
appeared in the God-awful reboot version) has died. :-(


Richard Hatch, 'Battlestar Galactica' Star, Dies at 71
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Richard Hatch, star of the original "Battlestar Galactica"
and the Syfy remake, has died, according to published
reports. He was 71.

Friends and colleagues broke the news of his death on
social media on Tuesday afternoon.

Hatch played Captain Apollo in the original series, which
aired from 1978-79, a role that earned him a Golden Globe
nomination for best actor in a television series ­ drama.
He played a different character, Tom Zarek, in the 2003
reimagined series. According to a Facebook post for
"Axanar," a "Star Trek" fan series that Hatch starred on,
the actor was battling pancreatic cancer.

Hatch's acting career started on the soap opera "All My
Children" in 1971. He appeared in numerous dramas
throughout the years, including "Hawaii Five-O." He also
wrote five "Battlestar" novels.

His additional credits include guest roles in a number of
'70s and '80s favorites, including "CHiPs," "Fantasy
Island," "Dynasty," "Murder She Wrote," "The Love Boat,"
"T.J. Hooker," "Baywatch," and "MacGyver."

"Battlestar Galactica" executive producer Ronald D. Moore
tweeted, "Richard Hatch was a good man, a gracious man,
and a consummate professional. His passing is a heavy
blow to the entire BSG family."

Richard Hatch was a good man, a gracious man,
and a consummate professional. His passing is
a heavy blow to the entire BSG family.
‹ Ronald D. Moore (@RonDMoore) February 7, 2017

Edward J. Olmos, who played Admiral Adama, also tweeted
his condolences, "Richard Hatch you made our universe a
better place We love you for it. Rest In Peace my friend
@SoSayWeAll the Admiral!"


Richard Hatch you made our universe a better
place We love you for it. Rest In Peace my
friend @SoSayWeAll the Admiral!
‹ Edward James Olmos (@edwardjolmos) February 7, 2017

Bear McCreary, the composer on the show, wrote: "I share
tragic news with a heavy heart. "Richard Hatch is no
longer with us. Goodbye Tom Zarek / Apollo #SoSayWeAll"

I share tragic news with a heavy heart.
Richard Hatch is no longer with us. Goodbye
Tom Zarek / Apollo #SoSayWeAll
https://t.co/wmisRxVixe
‹ Bear McCreary (@bearmccreary) February 7, 2017


"So say we all" is an affirmation in the "Battlestar"
community, akin to "amen."

Hatch is survived by a son, Paul.
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