Heartfelt Condolence! Aspiring Actor Richard Hatch Dies at the Age of 71 Battling Cancer
Richard Hatch who is best known for his role as Captain Apollo in "Battlestar Galactica," dies on 7th February on Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer as confirmed by his manager. He was 71.
The actor had been in hospice care as he was battling with pancreatic cancer. His son, Paul, was by his side when Hatch died peacefully around 1:30 p.m. at his home in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Richard’s Friends and colleagues broke the news of his death on social media, Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. Michael Kaliski, his manager, told Fox News in an email:
“I will always remember him fondly for his inspiring sense of youthful wonder, his boundless passion for creative expression, and his huge, kind heart
Here are few tributes by his friends and colleagues:
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
.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
R.I.P Richard Hatch— Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) February 7, 2017
Blessed to hang with him once "Find reasons to say YES in life , it leads to more opportunity "RH pic.twitter.com/k2xM7u5FDm
Such a beautiful soul, fantastic artist and passionate man. Till we meet again my friend. https://t.co/XD37rLFFkt— Tahmoh Penikett (@TahmohPenikett) February 7, 2017
Hatch started in the Los Angeles Repertory Theater as well as shows in Chicago, and off-Broadway after that, she moved to the small screen and debuted in 1971 on “All My Children.”
His first major role in movies came in “The Streets of San Francisco” as Inspector Dan Robbins back in 1976 which was the final season of the detective show. Richard’s most famous part was the role of Captain Apollo in the 1978 “Battlestar Galactica” TV show, his role was nominated for a Golden Globes.
Moreover, Hatch has made various guest appearances on shows including “The Waltons,” “Baywatch” And “Hawaii Five-O.”
During latter stages of his career, he attempted to revive “Battlestar Galactica,” including novels based on the series. Hatch also wrote, co-directed and produced a trailer for a spinoff called “The Second Coming,” but Universal Studios rejected it.
Instead of Hatch’s work, the Universal studio ordered to make a remake from Ronald D. Moore where Hatch played the role of Tom Zarek, a terrorist-turned-politician, for total 22 episodes over the show’s four-season run.