- A tragic accident while kitesurfing killed actor Cliff Simon. The “Stargate” star was only 58 years old.
The South African actor and sportsman Cliff Simon is dead. As his wife Colette wrote on the Facebook page of her late husband, the “Stargate” star had an accident while kitesurfing on Topanga Beach in California and died at the age of 58 years.
Simon was “a real original and adventurer”
Her husband was so much more than just an actor, explained the grieving widow. He was “a real original, adventurer, sailor, swimmer, dancer, author,” she wrote in the statement.
He had left a void in her life and yet it was a mercy for him that Cliff died on the beach and thus near the water he loved so much.
Cliff Simon was best known for his role in the series “Stargate-Kommando SG-1”, as the cynical god Ba‘al. He also had many smaller guest roles in series such as “Navy CIS: L.A.” or “Castle”. Simon also qualified as a swimmer for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984.