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"Battlestar Galactica" actor Richard Lynch,76, found dead

His body was found at his home in Palm Springs by friend and fellow actor, Carol Vogel.
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Richard Lynch as Arctus Baran in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." (Star Trek/Screengrab)

Richard Lynch, best known for his roles in the television series "Battlestar Galactica," "The A-Team," and "Star Trek: The Next Generation," has died at the age of 76.

Associated Press quotes Lynch’s representative, Mike Baronas, as saying that his body was found by a friend, actress Carol Vogel, on Tuesday.

Baronas said Vogel found Lynch on the kitchen floor of his Palm Springs home, adding: "from what I currently understand, no investigation into the cause of his death will be made as his body was sent directly to a funeral home."

NewsCore explains that Lynch was regularly case as villains and nemeses because of his distinctive appearance. He reportedly suffered scarring in 1967 after he accidentally setting himself on fire while under the influence of LSD, the news service explains.

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“Richard was great to work with and really gave it his all. I will never forget the way he scared the crap out of the kid actors in ‘Halloween,’” the Washington Post quotes Baronas as saying.

FoxNews says that Lynch featured in more than 100 movies and television programs, including "Scarecrow" and Rob Zombie's "Halloween." Lynch's latest role was in the 2012 horror film "The Lords of Salem," also directed by Rob Zombie.

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