Battlestar Galactica actor Richard Hatch (71) died
Richard Hatch, known for his role of Captain Apollo in the sciencefictionserie Battlestar Galactica (1978), on Tuesday, died.
Hatch suffered from pancreatic cancer and died in a hospice where he is since a few weeks stayed, know TMZ. He was 71 years old.
For his role in the original series of Battlestar Galactica was he in 1979 was nominated for a Golden Globe. The popular series had only one season with 24 episodes and Hatch continued throughout his career for a sequel to the classic sciencefictionserie. He even wrote a script for a spin-off. In vain, the studios in Hollywood saw nothing in his plans.
In 2004, the decision in Universal Studios to reboot the series and got a Hatch with a roll of film offered. He accepted that and was for four seasons to see if the terrorist and politician Tom Zarek, much to the delight of fans of both the old and the new series.
Colleagues reacted shocked and saddened at the death of the actor. “Richard Hatch, you made the universe a better place”, wrote the actor, Edward James Olmos, with whom Hatch has played in the reboot of Galactica.
“That’s why we loved you. Rest in peace good friend,” continues Olmos on Twitter. The composer of the reboot, Bear McCreary, tweeted that he is sad by the news: “Richard Hatch is no longer among us. See you soon Tom Zarek / Apollo,” he wrote.
.Richard Hatch you made our universe a better place We love you for it. Rest In Peace my friend @SoSayWeAll the Admiral!
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22:45 – 07 February 2017