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Old 02-09-2017, 04:36 PM   #26
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Beautiful Short Poem For The Death Of A Friend
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That's beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Annelise.
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:33 PM   #27
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Today I finally found something to say. It's not much, but it's from my heart. Rest in peace, Richard.

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I didn't know you. I still don't. People say you were wonderful. I'll never be able to say whether they're right, because I never knew you. We never spoke, or even stood in the same room. You had no consciousness of my existence. But you were a part of a world that is special to me, and in loving that world I loved you, in a way. From now on that world looks different to me because you're gone. I can't put my feeling into words. I can't put my grief into tears, no matter how much I long for the closure tears would bring. And so in my heart you continue to exist as an emptiness, a black hole where there used to be a star. It would almost be easier if I had known you, for then, like the many friends and family you left behind, I would know what to grieve, what has been lost. But I didn't know you. I never will. That is what I have lost.
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:00 PM   #28
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Today I finally found something to say. It's not much, but it's from my heart. Rest in peace, Richard.
Loved this, LD...
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:18 PM   #29
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Couldn't find the one I wanted to post... but this is a nice one.
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:04 PM   #30
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Today I finally found something to say. It's not much, but it's from my heart. Rest in peace, Richard.

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I didn't know you. I still don't. People say you were wonderful. I'll never be able to say whether they're right, because I never knew you. We never spoke, or even stood in the same room. You had no consciousness of my existence. But you were a part of a world that is special to me, and in loving that world I loved you, in a way. From now on that world looks different to me because you're gone. I can't put my feeling into words. I can't put my grief into tears, no matter how much I long for the closure tears would bring. And so in my heart you continue to exist as an emptiness, a black hole where there used to be a star. It would almost be easier if I had known you, for then, like the many friends and family you left behind, I would know what to grieve, what has been lost. But I didn't know you. I never will. That is what I have lost.
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:05 PM   #31
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Couldn't find the one I wanted to post... but this is a nice one.
Lovely picture indeed
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Old 02-10-2017, 01:44 AM   #32
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I heard from Dirk today. He's being very quiet, calm and still.

This is a hard pill to swallow, after all, a genuine shock to the heart - and we each process it in our own way. Personally, I'm discovering that Richard's passing is changing my own thinking on some things in subtle but surprising ways.

Dirk is presently catching up with castmates and friends of long standing. We'll see in the coming days if he decides to comment, or not; I'm not going to press him to say something he's not ready to say, I'm not a gossip columnist. He may well opt to just let Richard go, but if he does comment, you'll know about it very shortly after I do.

Totally right and he should do this in his own time and way.
Please pass my (and I think all our) sincere condoleances to Dirk.
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:09 PM   #33
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i was so sad to hear about the passing of Richard. i got to meet him several years ago and he was really nice. i have been blessed to meet Dirk a few times & he is always so sweet and i hope he continues to be in good health. <3
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:45 PM   #34
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i was so sad to hear about the passing of Richard. i got to meet him several years ago and he was really nice. i have been blessed to meet Dirk a few times & he is always so sweet and i hope he continues to be in good health. <3
Welcome, karmagirl. So happy you found us, and hope you stay around for a long time.

Yes, we are all sad about Richard. He'll always be Apollo to all of us.
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i was so sad to hear about the passing of Richard. i got to meet him several years ago and he was really nice. i have been blessed to meet Dirk a few times & he is always so sweet and i hope he continues to be in good health. <3
Welcome Karmagirl. We'd love to hear your stories about meeting both Richard and Dirk. There are a few surveys on this forum for you to get to know us, too. We speak many languages, have different opinions, but we are very supportive of each other.
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Old 02-11-2017, 05:27 AM   #36
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i was so sad to hear about the passing of Richard. i got to meet him several years ago and he was really nice. i have been blessed to meet Dirk a few times & he is always so sweet and i hope he continues to be in good health. <3
A warm welcome to the board. If you like, you're most welcome to share your stories with us.
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:58 AM   #37
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Quote by Richard Hatch, March 2 2015:
As to seeing so many of those we love and cherish passing beyond in this powerful time of change in the world I can only say this. For me life and our God given immortal souls are forever!! Nothing of true value will ever be lost.
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https://www.facebook.com/richard.hat...53119839365420
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:12 AM   #38
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Quote by Richard Hatch, March 2 2015:
As to seeing so many of those we love and cherish passing beyond in this powerful time of change in the world I can only say this. For me life and our God given immortal souls are forever!! Nothing of true value will ever be lost.
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https://www.facebook.com/richard.hat...53119839365420
Oh... and a shout out to his "partner in crime" Dirk in that post, too. Very nice sentiment.

Found the photo I was looking for...
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:51 AM   #39
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Oh... and a shout out to his "partner in crime" Dirk in that post, too. Very nice sentiment.

Found the photo I was looking for...
That's a lovely picture.
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:08 AM   #40
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At the temple there is a poem called "Loss" carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it. ~ Memoirs of a Geisha

I could say something but that moment from the film was what I recalled as I heard the news. But...he'll be back. Soon. All this pain and loss, it's temporary.
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Old 05-21-2017, 04:59 AM   #41
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Happy birthday to the late Richard Hatch.

May my other childhood hero rest in peace among the stars.
I wish I had had the chance to meet him. I've heard so many wonderful things about him and countless people feel his loss whether they had met him in person or not.

Celebrate, Captain Apollo, wherever you are.
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Happy birthday to the late Richard Hatch.

May my other childhood hero rest in peace among the stars.
I wish I had had the chance to meet him. I've heard so many wonderful things about him and countless people feel his loss whether they had met him in person or not.

Celebrate, Captain Apollo, wherever you are.
Was watching Hotel tonight and Richard Hatch was one of the guest stars. I hope he got to celebrate his birthday in heaven.
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Old 05-21-2017, 11:03 PM   #43
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I hope he got to celebrate his birthday in heaven.
So do I.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:05 AM   #44
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Personally, I'm discovering that Richard's passing is changing my own thinking on some things in subtle but surprising ways.
This is actually the real reason behind me being here... I was shocked.

Although I was part of the "revival group" for bringing back the original Batlestar Galactica, when Richard Hatch was filming the trailer (seems like ages ago; can't even remember the year...), I couldn't believe the sad news and realised that I never "connected" with Dirk, and decided to mend that, because he was also part of my life.

Richard was really nice to us, and we supported and petioned whatever was necessary or asked from us.
It was nice to belong to that revival movement because I think everybody had their own version for bringing back the Galactica (I sure did - and do - and which I sent to Universal in the 90's... OMG... the things one do... LOL).

And I guess that's that...
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Old 07-26-2017, 04:31 PM   #45
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"Some of the most amazing human beings on the face of the planet go to sci-fi conventions, although I'm sure a few of them wouldn't admit it."

Richard Lawrence Hatch
May 21, 1945 - February 7, 2017

"Apollo" (Battlestar Galactica)
"Inspector Dan Robbins" (The Streets of San Francisco, one of the best cop shows ever)
And much, much more.....

In addition to Richard Hatch being a fellow Gemini, my Dad got his autograph back in the '70s when "Streets" was being filmed in San Francisco where my Dad worked. He said Richard was an unassuming and real guy that didn't act like a TV star.

"Streets" was and still is one my favorite crime dramas, filmed in SF, so close to home. Richard's passing made me feel like all of us really got cheated by such a horrible fate. Although he was 72 at the time of his death, I can tell all of you that a father-in-law of mine with pancreatic cancer paseed in a way that was swift. For some particular reason pancreatic cancer takes people this way.

If you think of Battlestar Galactica as a Western in space, then certainty Apollo and Starbuck were 'podners and their vipers were horses.

May you rest eternally Richard. May we all see you again and meet you with all the other talented souls that have sadly departed.

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"Some of the most amazing human beings on the face of the planet go to sci-fi conventions, although I'm sure a few of them wouldn't admit it."

Richard Lawrence Hatch
May 21, 1945 - February 7, 2017

"Apollo" (Battlestar Galactica)
"Inspector Dan Robbins" (The Streets of San Francisco, one of the best cop shows ever)
And much, much more.....

In addition to Richard Hatch being a fellow Gemini, my Dad got his autograph back in the '70s when "Streets" was being filmed in San Francisco where my Dad worked. He said Richard was an unassuming and real guy that didn't act like a TV star.

"Streets" was and still is one my favorite crime dramas, filmed in SF, so close to home. Richard's passing made me feel like all of us really got cheated by such a horrible fate. Although he was 72 at the time of his death, I can tell all of you that a father-in-law of mine with pancreatic cancer paseed in a way that was swift. For some particular reason pancreatic cancer takes people this way.

If you think of Battlestar Galactica as a Western in space, then certainty Apollo and Starbuck were 'podners and their vipers were horses.

May you rest eternally Richard. May we all see you again and meet you with all the other talented souls that have sadly departed.
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