Some sad news arrived to end the day this evening… “Battlestar Galactica” star Richard Hatch has passed away at the age of 71. The Golden Globe-nominated Hatch, who was born May 21, 1945, in Santa Monica, California, had been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer, according to THR.
Along with appearing in both the original “Battlestar Galactica” TV series as well as the show’s mid-2000s reboot, Hatch graced the horror genre a few times, most notably in Unseen Evil, Chatter, Season of Darkness, and Alien Hunger. His older fans like yours truly no doubt remember him getting his start in the ABC soap opera “All My Children.”
Hatch is survived by his son, Paul.
We here at Dread Central would like to send our condolences to Richard’s friends and family members. Thanks for the memories, and godspeed!