Richard Hatch, who originated the role of Battlestar Galactica‘s Apollo, died on Tuesday after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71.
Glen A. Larson’s big budget sci-fi series Battlestar Galactic debuted on ABC in 1978,Hatch played the role of Captain Apollo. The series ran for a total of 21 episodes (including an extended pilot, which was shown in theaters with Sensurround technology), before being canceled.
Hatch’s other TV credits include arcs on Dynasty, Santa Barbara and Ronald D. Moore’s 2004 Battlestar Galactica reboot series, where he eventually recurred as political activist Tom Zarek. Moore Along with BSG alum Edward James Olmos remembered Hatch in a Twitter postings :
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
So say we all!!