Tributes have poured in for actor Richard Hatch, best known for his role on sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, after his death from cancer. The 71-year-old died with his son Paul by his side following a battle with pancreatic cancer, his manager Michael Kaliski said. Hatch played Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica television series, which ran from 1978 to 1979, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance on the show.
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, creator of the Battlestar Galactica reboot
Born in Santa Monica, California, in 1945, Hatch started his career in off-Broadway theatre. After an early role on “All My Children” in 1970, he worked steadily in television, appearing in such series as “The Streets of San Francisco,” “Dynasty,” “The Love Boat” and “Santa Barbara.”