Another member of the All My Children family has been passed away. Fans learned the news of the death of the original Phillip Brent, played by Richard Hatch on Tuesday. The actor died at age 71 from his battle with pancreatic cancer.
Although remembered first in Pine Valley, Hatch went on to primetime TV and feature film success, most notably in the sci-fi series Battlestar Galatica where he played Captain Apollo.
On AMC one of the first love stories was that of Phil and Tara (Karen Lyn Gorney) and the interloper and troublemaker Erica Kane (Susan Lucci). In story, Phil was eventually drafted into the war in Vietnam and left the canvas in 1971.
When Phil was recast it was Nicholas Benedict who assumed the role. As for Hatch, after leaving the soaps, some of this other credits included: Cannon, Hawaii-Five-O, The Waltons, and The Streets of San Francisco.
Reports note that Richard died at home on February 7th, with his son Paul right by his side.
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