Cliff Simon

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Cliff Simon
Cliff Simon - 2012 Sci-Fi Convention Toulouse 264.jpg
Cliff Simon at the SciFi Convention 2012
Born(1962-09-07)7 September 1962
Johannesburg, South Africa
Died9 March 2021(2021-03-09) (aged 58)
OccupationAthlete, actor, pilot
Years active1982–2021
Colette Simon (m. 1997)

Cliff Simon (7 September 1962 – 9 March 2021) was a South African athlete and actor. He was best known for his role as Ba'al in Stargate SG-1.

He was killed in a kiteboarding accident[1][A] in Topanga, California, on 9 March 2021, aged 58.[3]

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  1. Such accidents are a rarity. Risks are roughly like skiing. However, "Kiteboarding accidents can be dangerous and even deadly. Because riders are harnessed by the power of the wind, there are some risks kiteboarders have to take into consideration." One study found that "the risk of injury during competition was 2.5 times higher than during training."[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cliff Simon: Actor who played Ba'al in Stargate dies aged 58". BBC News. 12 March 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  2. "The most common kiteboarding injuries". Surfer Today. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  3. Rahman, Abid (11 March 2021). "Cliff Simon, 'Stargate SG-1' Actor, Dies at 58". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 March 2021.