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Battlestar Galactica Star Richard Hatch – Dead At 71

Richard Hatch, star of both Battlestar Galactica series has passed away at age 71. According to close friends, Hatch was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer is itself usually a death sentence.

Fans and co-stars have reacted to the news:

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Even the other Richard Hatch (of Survivor fame) paid tribute:

For me, my memories of Richard Hatch are as the terrorist-turned politician-turned-terrorist Tom Zarek on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series that aired starting in 2003.

He didn’t shy away from the fame that came from the two cult series, either. Hatch was always appearing at festivals and conventions and ready and eager to answer fan questions about the beloved shows. He was a great advocate for the legacy of both shows. He is in the pantheon of great Sci-Fi actors.

We will miss you Richard. So Say We All.