Very sad indeed to hear of his passing from insidious pancreatic cancer at age 71.
Apollo was a gentle, yet strong character on this very popular sci- fi show, which ran for one season from 1979 / 79 and which had marvelous special effects for it's time.
Richard Hatch was a most handsome man, who years later had tried to have the series revived in his own way and with his own script for a
a ''continuation story'' of what had been prior... Sadly, it never came to fruition.
The more recent re -imagined tv series of BG from 2004, which had a much more darker tone than the original show, did absolutely nothing for me.
May Richard rest in peace, along with Lorne Greene who was the original Commander Adama and also a few others from the show who have also passed in recent years!