Cliff Simon, who played the villain Ba’al in the television series “Stargate SG-1”, died on Tuesday in a kiteboarding accident on Topanga Beach in Los Angeles. He was 58 years old

His wife Collette reported on his death on his Facebook page and wrote: “To friends, family and fans, with an unbelievable heartache that I share with you, my beloved husband, Cliff Simon, passed away at the age of 12: Tuesday , 9 He was in Topanga Beach, California and sadly passed away after a tragic kiteboarding accident.He was known to most of you on this site as the villain you hated most, Ba’al, from Stargate SG-1 But as he said, “Acting is what I do, it’s just part of who I am ‘

“And he was so much more – a true original, an adventurer, a sailor, swimmer, dancer, actor, author There is a gaping hole he once stood in on this earth. He was loved by too many to Mentioning him and having a great influence on so many lives He was an amazing and much loved brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend “

Simon was born in South Africa and participated in both swimming and gymnastics After moving to the UK, he took part in Olympic swimming attempts but then decided to return to South Africa where he joined the Air Force after completing the After leaving the Air Force, Simon found work teaching windsurfing and water skiing at a resort where he was recruited for a stage show.He performed as a gymnast around the world and then became a dancer at the Moulin Rouge in Paris.Based on his experience, he wrote a book entitled “Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge” “

Simon returned from Paris and was cast in the South African television series “Egoli – Place of Gold” before moving to Hollywood. After a guest appearance on “Nash Bridges” he won the role of Ba’al and stayed in the for five seasons Show

He returned to the role for the 2008 film “Stargate SG-1” “Continuum” “Simon was also in” Castle “,” NCIS “,” The Americans “,” Days of Our Lives “and” 24 ” to guest “

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