Richard Hatch who is famous for his roles in Battlestar Galactica first in the original as Captain Apollo And then later he returned to the reboot as Tom Zarek passed away at the age of 71 after his battle with pancreatic cancer. A statement from his family of his death was posted on his website along with a link for fans to send condolences and share memories.
Personally it has never been easy to hear of the death of someone you grew up with. Even if that person was an actor who came into your living room once a week on the television. The memories of sitting and watching Battlestar Galactica as a child with my father who like me liked a good sci fi movie or series will always stick with me. So for that I will have to say thanks for the memories may you Rest in Peace .
The following statement comes from RichardHatch.com
HATCH FAMILY STATEMENT
February 7, 2017 -- Paul Hatch, on behalf of the Hatch family and friends, is sad to confirm the passing of his beloved father Richard Lawrence Hatch, who passed away in Los Angeles, California this afternoon.