Actor Richard Hatch Dies at 71

Richard Hatch, the star of TV’s original Battlestar Galactica and the Syfy remake, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 71 after battling pancreatic cancer. “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 said in a statement to Variety. Hatch played the role of Captain Apollo in the original series and earned a Golden Globe nomination for the role. He played a different character, Tom Zarek, in the 2003 remake.