Update on Cliff Baker

Cliff Baker’s husband Guy Couch has posted the following update on social media:

Dear Cliff is not making any progress, so, after meeting with the doctors again today, we have made the awful decision to remove him from life support tomorrow. His family in Missouri and my family in Arkansas have been informed.

The doctors confirmed that the damage from his aneurysm last Monday was so massive that he could never recover or live a meaningful life. Cliff had an aortic aneurysm in 2012, and we had talked many times about his wishes, so I feel comfortable about this decision, as much as I hate it.

I’m sorry he can’t have visitors or greet you one last time, but he would want to be remembered in your heart as Cliff, the sweet, open-hearted guy who made the world go round.

Thanks. Take good care. We’ll celebrate when the time is right!


17 thoughts on “Update on Cliff Baker

  1. I am so, so sorry Guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Dear Guy,

    Our hearts are broken for you and Cliff and your families. Cliff is indeed a wonderful, sweet, loving man who will be remembered and missed always. Please know our thoughts are with you as we keep you close in our hearts.

    Rhythm and Jay

  3. Guy we are so sorry about Cliff. Our heart breaks for you sweet man. Love and thoughts! Ann Rhoads n Anita Aebersold

  4. A terrible loss for you and his family and friends. Heartbreaking. God bless you and know we are thinking about you and will be here when you return home to help in any way you need.

  5. Guy, we’re heartbroken to hear about Cliff’s passing; sending love and good energy your way. Judy & David Nelsen

  6. Guy I am just heartbroken. There are no words of comfort only sadness for you and the loss of cliff my heart is so broken

  7. Cliff brought serious theatre to our community. How lucky we are to have had his brilliant, creative mind leading the way to world class performances. He will be missed.

  8. Having spent many hours with Cliff (on stage and off) my heart is heavy with sadness and gratitude for his generosity and kindness of spirit. He will be sorely missed.

  9. There are no words….. what a rich and full life he had. And thank you Ciff Fannin – for all you did in Arkansas. John and Mary Jane

  10. The sweetest of smiles paired with those twinkling eyes. The most generous of souls. So grateful to have played with you. We were indeed blessed to have met up with you in this life. May you rest, dear Cliff.

  11. Dear Guy, I was so sorry to hear the initial report. Please know my mom and I are holding you and your families, close in our prayers. Peace

  12. Guy I love Cliff and know how hard this must be for you. I will never forget our standing ovation after doing the charlston in the Boyfriend! And being his Simone Evrard in Marat/Sade. Just 2of my wonderful memories of your special man

  13. So handsome and gifted, good and kind. I feel blessed to have known him. May he Rest In Peace and may your heart be unburdened knowing his love will always be with you.

  14. I knew Cliff for so little time his Grace and insight and just Joy touched me and made me grow. A darling man. I am so so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers.

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