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Kenneth Mitchell dies: Star Trek: Discovery actor was 49 years old

Kenneth Mitchell dies: Star Trek: Discovery actor was 49 years old

Kenneth Mitchell, who played several characters in Star Trek: DiscoveryHe was also known for his roles in… Jericho And captain marvel, He died of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, his family revealed on Saturday. He was 49 years old.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kenneth Alexander Mitchell, beloved father, husband, brother, uncle, son and dear friend,” his family shared on X/Twitter.

“For five and a half years, Ken faced a series of terrible challenges from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In true Ken fashion, he managed to rise above each one with grace and commitment, to live a full and happy life at every moment. He lived a life that was full and happy in every moment,” his family said in a partial statement on Instagram. “On the principles that every day is a gift and that we are never alone.” You can see the entire statement below.

Mitchell publicly announced that he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in 2020 in Interview with people.

“The moment they told us about it [ALS]“It was like I was in my own movie,” Mitchell told the publication. “That's what I felt, like I was watching this scene where someone is being told they have a terminal illness. It was just complete disbelief, shock.”

Mitchell played three Klingon characters Star Trek: Discovery'The first two seasons. He portrayed Kol in the first season, and Kol-Sha and Tenavik in the second season. In the third season, as the disease progressed, he played Aurellio, a character who uses a flying chair, created to incorporate his need for a wheelchair into the series.

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He also voiced three characters in the first season of Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1, black ops agent and Romulan guard.

Star Trek.com Tributes were also published To Mitchell.

“Being a part of Star Trek keeps me inspired and gives me purpose,” Mitchell said He told Syfy Wire In 2020. “We hope this continues.”

Mitchell was also known for his role as Eric Green on the CBS hit. Jericho. On the film side, he portrayed Joseph Danvers in 2019 captain marvel, The father of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), who appears in flashback with young Carol (Mckenna Grace), and early in his career as Ralph Cox in the sports biopic. miracle in 2004. His additional television credits include Astronaut Wives Club, switched at birth And guest accommodations in Code Black, CSI:Cyber, And NCIS Among other things.

Mitchell is survived by his wife Susan, their children Layla and Callum, his parents, in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family requests that any gifts be directed toward ALS research or his children.