Richard Hatch

May 21, 1945 – Feb 7, 2017 (Age 71)


Richard Hatch, the actor who starred in the original 1970s "Battlestar Galactica" TV series and returned in a new role for its acclaimed 2000s reboot, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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Best hugger in the world.

I was a fan of Richard's from way back on All My Children. Loved everything he made from Streets of San Francsico to Battlestar to his latest ventures on cable. I was lucky enough to meet Richard on two separate occasions, once early in his career and once later. Both times he was very kind and charming and interested in what you thought. He was also the best hugger ever. I will miss those hugs. Love you Richard always.

Richard, So Say we All ❤

Great memories of watching Battlestar Galactica when l was a young lad. A legend within the world of sci-fi.

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I met Richard when I was 15 years old when I was taking acting lessons. He was very sweet and had a great smile. He shook my hand, to which I said, "I am never washing that hand again." He laughed and said "What if it gets dirty?" I replied, "Then it stays dirty!" He let out a big laugh at my answer. I am sorry to hear of his passing. He just came to mind. God bless his soul and prayers for the family and friends.

I met Richard Hatch a few times at the San Diego Comic Con. I would attend his panels, and purchase his Galactica books. I even got a few of them autographed by him. I found Richard to be friendly and dedicated. I wish that his vision of Battlestar Galactica had gone further. Though I am glad that he got a chance to act in the Re-imagined version. He will be sorely missed by all fans of Battlestar Galactica.

I still can't believe your gone. The world has lost a beautiful soul and an amazingly kind caring person. What a hole that is here without you. Your spirit and kindness and warmth are remembered by all of us who were blessed with meeting/knowing you. The thing I admired most about you was the way you fearlessly tackled your issues and helped others embrace being who they are and enjoying the journey. Forever in our hearts

I will keep you in my mind and heart. Myrjam from the very North of Germany

SDCC 2001

When I was about 12 one of my first crushes was Richard Hatch and it was something I had never forgotten. I clearly remember in the summer of 2001, my husband went to the San Diego Comic-con on a Saturday. I didn't want to go because the drive was too long for me. Later in the day my husband called me and mentioned that he had spotted Richard. I was so thrilled that I asked if I could go back with him on Sunday. This was back when you could just walk in and buy a badge. So I went and I met...