‘Battlestar Galactica’ Star Actor, Richard Hatch, 71, Dies From Pancreatic Cancer

By  //  February 7, 2017

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(Fox News) – Richard Hatch, best known for his role as Captain Apollo in “Battlestar Galactica,” died Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his manager confirmed to Fox News. He was 71.

The actor had been in hospice care and died around 1:30 p.m. at his home in Santa Clarita, Calif., with his son Paul by his side. He is also survived by his brother, John.

“I will always remember him fondly for his inspiring sense of youthful wonder, his boundless passion for creative expression, and his huge, kind heart,” his manager, Michael Kaliski, told Fox News in an email.

Hatch got his start with the Los Angeles Repertory Theater as well as shows in Chicago and off Broadway before debuting in 1971 on “All My Children.”

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 portrayed a different character, Tom Zarek, in the 2003 reimagined series.