Battlestar Galactica star Richard Hatch has died

Actor Richard Hatch, known for his portrayals of Captain Apollo in the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica series and Tom Zarek in the 2004 reboot, has died at age 71.

In a statement on his website, Hatch’s son said his father died peacefully, following a battle against pancreatic cancer.

Hatch started his career in Off Broadway theatre, then joined the cast of All My Children in 1970. He went on to become a guest star on numerous TV series and movies-for-television, eventually replacing Michael Douglas as Karl Malden‘s partner in the Streets of San Francisco.

Tributes from around the film industry poured in via social media, as posted below.

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