Actor Cliff Simon, best known for playing the villain Ba'al on Stargate SG-1, died on March 9 after suffering a tragic kiteboard accident while at Topanga Beach in California. He was 58 years old. His wife Collette Simon confirmed the news in a Facebook post on his page. "It is with unimaginable heartbreak that I am sharing with you, that my beloved husband, Cliff Simon, passed away..." she wrote. "He was known to most of you on this page as the villain you loved to hate, Ba'al, from Stargate SG-1. But as he said, 'acting is what I do, it's only a part of who I am.'"
The Stargate community lost one of its biggest figures in Cliff Simon on March 9 when his wife made the announcement of his passing. The actor had a recurring role as the Gou'old, Ba'al one of the feared villains of Stargate SG-1. Based on the Egyptian god of the same name, the character became so popular since his season five debut, he was the main villain of the series first spinoff TV film Stargate: Continuum in 2008. Some of his co-stars and crew across the franchise posted tributes on social media like Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Claudia Black, Tony Amendola, Torri Higginson, EP Joseph Mallozzi, Simone Bailly, David Blue, and Peter Kelamis.
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Cliff Simon, the actor best known for his role as villain Ba'al on Stargate SG-1, has died after a kiteboarding accident. He was 58. Cliff died on March 9 at Topanga Beach in California, according to his wife, Colette Simon, who posted on her husband's Facebook page Thursday to share the tragic news.
Cliff Simon, who played the villain Ba’al on the long-running “Stargate SG-1” series, died after a kiteboarding accident at Topanga Beach in California, his wife announced Thursday. He was 58. “There is a gaping hole where he once stood on this earth,” Colette Simon wrote on Facebook. “He was and...
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Cliff Simon, who played the villain Ba-al on the “Stargate SG 1” TV series, died in a kite-boarding accident Tuesday on Topanga beach in Los Angeles. His wife Collette reported his death on his Facebook page, writing “To Friends, family and fans,. It is with unimaginable heartbreak that I am...
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Stargate SG-1 actor Cliff Simon has died in a “tragic accident”, aged 58.The South African actor, who played fan favourite character Lord Ba’al, was kiteboarding at Topanga beach in Malibu, California, when the incident occurred.Simon first debuted in Stargate SG-1’s fifth season in 2001, appearing in a total of 15 episodes as well as the 2008 film Stargate: Continuum.He was also an athlete and previously hosted his own adventure show called Into the Unknown for Travel Channel.Paying tribute to Simon was his wife Colette, who hailed him as “a true original” when announcing the news on Facebook.“There is a...
Cliff Simon has sadly died at the age of 58. He passed away after a tragic kite-boarding accident in California on March 9. Cliff Simon’s life has been tragically cut short. The actor died on March 9, 2021, after injuries he sustained in a kite-boarding accident. He was just 58 years old. His wife, Colette Simon, announced the devastating news.