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South African actor Cliff Simon is dead



The Stargate community mourns the loss of Cliff Simon aka Ba’al. Such a great character in real life.

According to Sandra who shares the news of his death through an official Twitter said:

“I am shocked and saddened by the news. Condolences to his whole family and extended family of Stargate friends and fans. Such a loss will take some getting used to.”

Cliff was born on 7 September 1962, he was a South African athlete and actor best known for his portrayal of Ba’al in Stargate SG-1.

Simon was a great swimmer even though after his parents left South Africa due to the situations in the country by then.


In 1982, after serving his two-year term in the air force, he landed a job teaching windsurfing and waterskiing at a resort hotel.

As fate would have it, a stage show was in production at the resort and Simon was informed by one of the performers that the choreographer was looking for a gymnast.

Simon somehow knew that this was going to be the first step towards a career on stage.

He there after performed all over the world in various stage productions as a dancer/acrobat, culminating in his dream role as a performer at the world famous Moulin Rouge, Paris, in 1989.




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