Captain Apollo on the original "Battlestar Galactica" TV series has died, according to published reports. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer and went into hospice care a few weeks ago.
He was a cast member of the soap "All My Children" before getting the role on Battlestar in 1978, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor. He also made several guest appearances on shows like "Murder, She Wrote," "The Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island." He returned to the "Battlestar Galactica" re-boot on SyFy as the character Tom Zarek.
Richard Hatch was 71.