Actor Richard Hatch has died at the age of 71, reports TMZ.
Family sources have reportedly revealed that Hatch was battling pancreatic cancer and was placed in hospice care a few weeks before he passed.
Though the beloved #SciFi series only lasted a single season before it was cancelled, it left a tremendous mark on pop culture and was successfully reimagined by Ronald D. Moore in 2004. Hatch landed the role of Tom Zarek on the new series and made semi-regular appearances throughout the show’s 4-season run from 2004-2009.
Hatch began working in television in the 1971 when he landed the role of Philip Brent Sr. on All My Children. From there the actor snagged several guest-starring roles on popular shows before landing a leading role in Battlestar Galactica.
After its cancellation he also made numerous appearances on prime-time TV shows throughout the 1980s including Hotel, Murder, She Wrote, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Dynasty, and #Baywatch.
Following the news of Hatch’s death, Moore responded with a tweet, saying:
Edward James Olmos, Hatch's co-star in the Battlestar Galactica remake, also took to Twitter to offer his condolences.
Hatch is survived by his son, Paul.
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Watch the opening to the original Battlestar Galactica TV series below.