DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Richard Hatch (aged 71)
American actor (Battlestar Galactica)
Richard Lawrence Hatch (May 21, 1945 – February 7, 2017) was an American actor, writer and producer. Hatch began his career as a stage actor, before moving on to television work in the 1970s. Hatch is best known for his role as Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica television series. He is also widely known for his role as Tom Zarek in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica.
DEATH: Hatch died on February 7, 2017, of pancreatic cancer, while he was under hospice care in Los Angeles, at the age of 71. He is survived by his brother John Hatch and his son Paul Hatch.