Actor Cliff Simon known widely for his role as Ba’al on Stargate SG-1 has died in a kiteboarding accident.
Simon’s wife Collette confirmed the news via Facebook :
To Friends, family and fans, It is with unimaginable heartbreak that I am sharing with you, that my beloved husband, Cliff Simon, passed away at 12:30pm on Tuesday March 9, 2021,”
“He was at Topanga Beach, California and sadly passed away after a tragic kiteboarding accident. 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’.”
Simon was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and moved to the U.S. in 2000 after briefly living in the U.K. He was a competitive swimmer and Olympic hopeful prior to launching his career as an actor.