Richard Hatch of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ dies at age 71

Richard Hatch, who played space heartthrob Captain Apollo on the original TV series Battlestar Galactica, has died. He was 71.

Hatch had been in hospice care for pancreatic cancer at the time of his death, TMZ reported Tuesday. His manager Michael Kaliski confirmed the news to Variety, saying, “I will always remember him fondly for his inspiring sense of youthful wonder, his boundless passion for creative expression, and his huge, kind heart.”

The American actor rose to fame playing a sci-fi icon during the late 1970s, but his first days of acting were in theater. He performed at the Los Angeles Repertory Theater and starred in several plays and musicals, before moving onto a career in film and television that would span over three decades. Read more...

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