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Posted: 7 February 2017 - 06:24 PM                                    
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I just got a news alert on my phone that actor Richard Hatch, who played Michael Talbot on the episode "Three for the Road" has passed away after fighting pancreatic cancer.

Mr. Hatch was of course most remembered for his role as Captain Apollo on the original Battlestar Galactica TV series.

I met him twice over the years at two different sci-fi conventions. He was always very approachable / down-to-earth, didn't have a huge entourage around him and enjoyed meeting his fans.

I last spoke with him this last summer. He didn't appear to be sick. I don't know how long he was battling cancer but from what I've found online, "91% of pancreatic cancer patients will die within five years of diagnosis only 9% will survive more than five years. 74% of patients die within the first year of diagnosis."

Mr. Hatch, thank you for being part of my childhood. I will always remember talking with you, getting your autograph and posing for a picture with you.

Rest in peace.

 
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Posted: 7 February 2017 - 08:29 PM                                    
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Crushed. RIP Apollo.

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Posted: 8 February 2017 - 01:18 AM                                    
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sad.gif sad.gif I remember him too, and I'm sad he is gone.

 
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Posted: 8 February 2017 - 04:38 AM                                    
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I just saw this on the Facebook-page of Facts, the Belgian Comic-Con where I met RDA. Apparently Richard Hatch was a guest there in 2008. Though at first I replied, I didn't know him or saw Battlestar Galactica but it is indeed Michael Talbot. I'm going to have to correct my message there. According to one of the fans, he was indeed very nice.

'Find my satchel!'

 
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