Why did Stargate die

"Stargate" actor Cliff Simon (✝58) is dead - accident while kiteboarding

Mourning for the actor Cliff Simon. As his wife said in a statement, the "Stargate" actor had an accident while kiteboarding. He died of the consequences.

The actor Cliff Simon, born in Johannesburg, South Africa, is dead. At the age of only 58 he succumbed to the consequences of a kiteboarding accident. His wife Colette posted a long emotional statement on the mimes Facebook profile. In it she explains details, looks back on Simon's career and expresses her deep sadness.

"It is with an unbelievable heartbreak that I inform you that my beloved husband, Cliff Simon, passed away on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 at 12:30 pm in Topanga Beach, California," she writes about a picture that Simon with a Showing smile on face on beach; in the sport in which he had a fatal accident.

"He's had a huge impact on so many lives"

Most people knew him for his portrayal of the villain Ba'al from the series "Stargate SG-1". He played the role from 2001 to 2007 in a total of 17 episodes. There were also guest appearances in well-known series such as "Navy CIS, L.A.", "Castle", "Zeit der Sehnsucht" or "Criminal Minds".

His wife continues: "He was so much more - a real original, an adventurer, a sailor, swimmer, dancer, actor, author. There is a gap where he once stood on this earth. He was loved by too many and had a huge impact on so many lives. He was and always will be the love of my life. I have an unimaginable heartbreak. "

Within this terrible tragedy, it is "a small consolation [...] that he did one of the things he loved most and died on the beach near the water that was his temple," explains Simon's wife, with the he was married since 1997. Cliff Simon's close connection to water has existed since childhood. From a young age he was fond of swimming. In 1984 he even qualified for the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, but ultimately decided against participating.