Actor Richard Lynch (1936-2012)

Actor Richard Lynch was found dead at home on June 19 by actress Carol Vogel, who checked on him after he’d been out of touch for several days. He was 76.

He had many genre roles, usually as the villain: TV appearances include Battlestar Galactica (1978), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Vampire (both 1979), Galactica 1980 (1980), Werewolf (1987), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1993), Charmed (2003); movies include Deathsport (1978), The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982), Trancers II (1991), Merlin (1993), The Mummy’s Kiss (2003), Halloween (2007). Lynch won a Saturn Award in 1982 for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the evil King Cromwell in The Sword and the Sorcerer. In 1999, he played Count Iblis in Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming, an attempt to resurrect the franchise with several of the original stars. His latest horror film, The Lords of Salem, is currently in post-production.

[Thanks to Steve Green for the story.]