Hatch passed away on Tuesday after an extended fight with pancreatic cancer. A fixture at conventions for decades, Hatch has a devoted fan following who, no doubt, join his family and friends in mourning his loss.
Here’s how some of Richard Hatch’s closest collaborators reacted to the news of his death on Twitter…
— Katee Sackhoff (@kateesackhoff) February 7, 2017
Richard Hatch was a good man, a gracious man, and a consummate professional. His passing is a heavy blow to the entire BSG family.
— Ronald D. Moore (@RonDMoore) February 7, 2017
.Richard Hatch you made our universe a better place We love you for it. Rest In Peace my friend @SoSayWeAll the Admiral!
— Edward James Olmos (@edwardjolmos) February 7, 2017
— Bear McCreary 🐻🎶 (@bearmccreary) February 7, 2017
In addition to BSG, Hatch also appeared in All My Children, Hawaii Five-O, The Streets of San Francisco, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Baywatch, and more.
Apart from his TV roles, Hatch was the author of seven original Battlestar Galactica novels. He also edited and contributed to “So Say We All,” an unauthorized compendium of essays on Battlestar Galactica.
In recent years, Hatch had labored over his passion project, a transmedia sci-fi epic called The Great War of Magellan. He was also involved in the controversial Star Trek fan film, Prelude to Axanar. Hatch was 71.