Fleet is Family.
There are maybe but few people who lived life according to the crede “Fleet is Family” more than Richard Hatch did. Apollo in the original, Tom Zarek in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica, Richard did very early on what only few people thought possible: he looked beyond the scope of “what was”, looked into “what could be” and was a bridge builder for those who found it difficult to do both.
A true advocate for all he was passionate about, Richard Hatch was of course more than “The Actor” Richard Hatch. He was a family man, co-worker, pater familias, teacher, mentor and a friend to so many. In the times we had the opportunity to speak to him he inspired us with his words, grabbed us with his tenacity and struck us with his humanity and compassion.
Some people have the capacity to make others feel like they’re at the center of their attention, even if they’re speaking to a room of thousands. Richard Hatch was one of those people.
You will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, Richard.
We would like to extend our condolences to family, friends, loved ones and all who are currently mourning.
So Say We all.