Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Richard Hatch, best known for starring on the original Battlestar Galactica and its Syfy remake, has died at the age of 71.
Hatch's son Paul Hatch confirmed the news on the actor's official website stating that he died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was said to have "died peacefully with his family and friends at his side."
"I will always remember him fondly for his inspiring sense of youthful wonder, his boundless passion for creative expression, and his huge, kind heart," Hatch's manager Michael Kaliski shared with Variety.
Hatch memorably portrayed Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica series that ran from 1978-1979. The role earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama.
Hatch would later return to the series when it was rebooted in 2003 as a different character,Tom Zarek.
A number of Battlestar Galactica colleagues took to Twitter to share their condolences including executive producer Ronald D. Moore who tweeted, "Richard Hatch was a good man, a gracious man, and a consummate professional. His passing is a heavy blow to the entire BSG family."
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
Other television shows Hatch appeared in include All My Children, Dynasty, The Love Boat, Santa Barbara and Baywatch.
Hatch is survived by Paul and a brother, John.