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Old 02-07-17, 05:09 PM
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Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - RIP

UPDATE: Yup. He's gone. R.I.P.

This was posted on Bleeding Cool a little earlier. When people started looking into it, they pulled the article. HOWEVER, people like Ronald Moore are picking up the story and leaving condolences. So....maybe dead?


Richard Hatch, Star Of Battlestar Galactica, Dies At 71

Golden Globe nominated actor Richard Hatch, whose career spanned nearly a half-decade, today passed into eternity while surrounded by family and friends after an extended illness. Best known as Captain Apollo in the 1978 original Battlestar Galactica, and then as Tom Zarek in the 2003 re-imagined version, His career started with a stint on All My Children in 1971 as Philip Brent, and put in appearances on series ranging from Hawaii Five-O to The Streets of San Francisco to Baywatch. In more recent years Richard has been featured in a range of independent productions.
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Here's a link to the TMZ article that DJariya posted below:

http://www.tmz.com/2017/02/07/battle...rd-hatch-dead/



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Old 02-07-17, 05:15 PM
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - UPDATE! May Not Be Dead!

Will wait until TMZ reports it. They are about the only real news source we have left. Sigh.
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - UPDATE! May Not Be Dead!

dammit!
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - UPDATE! May Not Be Dead!

Golden Globe nominated actor Richard Hatch, whose career spanned nearly a half-decade, today passed into eternity while surrounded by family and friends after an extended illness. Best known as Captain Apollo in the 1978 original Battlestar Galactica, and then as Tom Zarek in the 2003 re-imagined version, His career started with a stint on All My Children in 1971 as Philip Brent, and put in appearances on series ranging from Hawaii Five-O to The Streets of San Francisco to Baywatch. In more recent years Richard has been featured in a range of independent productions.
a half-decade?
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - UPDATE! May Not Be Dead!

Will wait until TMZ confirms.

That is probably one of the worst written articles I have ever seen.
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - UPDATE! May Not Be Dead!

^ That's what people are saying. Maybe it was an obituary file that would have been updated and proof-read after a confirmed death.
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - UPDATE! May Not Be Dead!

UPDATE: Okay, the writer of the Bleeding Cool article (Bill Watters) replied to a post I left on Facebook: "Asked by the family to hold until they have a statement ready."

Looking likely that Apollo has moved on.
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - UPDATE! May Not Be Dead!

Damn, TMZ just confirmed it. Died of Pancreatic cancer. Was in hospice care.

http://www.tmz.com/2017/02/07/battle...rd-hatch-dead/
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - UPDATE! May Not Be Dead!

Awwe.
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - UPDATE! May Not Be Dead!

I was a huge BG and A-Team fan purely because of him. A very underrated comedy actor. Guys like Nathan Fillion owe a lot to Hatch.
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - UPDATE! May Not Be Dead!

TMZ is now reporting it.
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - UPDATE! May Not Be Dead!

Originally Posted by hdnmickey View Post
I was a huge BG and A-Team fan purely because of him. A very underrated comedy actor. Guys like Nathan Fillion owe a lot to Hatch.
I think you're confusing him with this guy:



Dirk Benedict played Starbuck on BSG and Faceman on A-Team.
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Also not the fat naked guy who won the first season of Survivor.
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - UPDATE! May Not Be Dead!

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
I think you're confusing him with this guy:



Dirk Benedict played Starbuck on BSG and Faceman on A-Team.
Yup. Ooops. Makes more sense now why a guy like Dirk got that far without without hearing he was sick.

THAT Richard Hatch made BG fun too. I actually liked him on the newer BG more than his original stint on the original BG. Can't say I saw him on much of anything else.
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I actually thought it was the guy from first Survivor and thought why is he here.
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Aside from Battlestar Galactica, he's also sort of known as Michael Douglas' replacement on The Streets of San Francisco. But that was almost 40 years ago and well before the time of most in this forum.
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I thought he did a really good job as Jan Berry in Deadman's Curve (1978) which was a pretty good TV movie about Jan & Dean's music career. I would find myself watching that movie whenever it popped up on TV over and over again.
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I did like his portrayal of Tom Zarek on the updated Battlestar Galactica.

Sad fucking Pancreatic cancer is such a shitty way to go. A colleague of mine from work was diagnosed with it recently.
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - RIP

Damn..
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - UPDATE! May Not Be Dead!

Originally Posted by The Cow View Post
a half-decade?
One season of the original Battlestar, four seasons on the 2004 version, I guess.

Bummer. Had no idea he was in poor health. He was a huge advocate for BSG (when a lot of people would have tried to distance themselves from a failed 1970's sci-fi series) and before the remake came along he put a lot of effort into relaunching the original series. He was great in the remake too.
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Re: Richard Hatch (1945 - 2017) - RIP

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I thought he did a really good job as Jan Berry in Deadman's Curve (1978) which was a pretty good TV movie about Jan & Dean's music career. I would find myself watching that movie whenever it popped up on TV over and over again.
I remember that.

Loved him in both the original and rebooted BSG.

Rip.
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Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
I actually thought it was the guy from first Survivor and thought why is he here.
I had to read all the way down to this post to realize it wasn't that Richard Hatch...
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I had to read all the way down to this post to realize it wasn't that Richard Hatch...
I momentarily thought the same except I knew that there was no way the FNF was in his seventies. The only thing I ever saw of this Richard Hatch was probably in Battle of the Network Stars which added to my initial confusion. The guy was in a ton of shows, but I don't recall ever watching a single episode of any of them.
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Oh, hell. I am so bummed. I LOVE Richard Hatch. I grew up watching Battlestar Galactica and I still love that series. He was really good in everything that I've seen him in.

This so sucks. I always wished he could have at least gotten a mini-series made to complete the original Galactica with the original cast, but that never happened. And he was gracious and professional enough to appear on the rebooted Galactica a decade ago.

So many of my favorite actors and musicians have been dying over the last 10 years. This one is particularly hard since I grew up with him on TV.

So sad.
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This sucks. I just recently rediscovered and have been rewatching the original BSG, and have only recently discovered the new BSG.

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