Star Trek actor Kenneth Mitchell dies at 49 after battle with ALS

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    26th February 2024 – (Hong Kong) Kenneth Mitchell, known for his roles in Star Trek: Discovery and Captain Marvel, has passed away at the age of 49. The actor succumbed to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal motor neuron disease, on Saturday (Feb 24) after bravely fighting the condition for five years.

    In a statement shared on his verified social media account, Mitchell’s family announced the heartbreaking news, describing him as a beloved father, husband, brother, uncle, son, and dear friend. They highlighted his notable career as an actor, portraying a range of characters in films and television shows, including an Olympic hopeful, apocalypse survivor, astronaut, superhero’s father, and four unique Star Trek characters.

    Mitchell, who played various Klingon roles on Star Trek: Discovery, leaves behind his wife Susan and their two children, Lilah and Kallum. The statement praised Mitchell’s dedication as a father, emphasizing his diligence and hard work in all aspects of his life, particularly in his role as a parent. Despite his later disabilities, Mitchell found a higher calling in being fully present and supportive for his children, and his family expressed his everlasting pride in their accomplishments.

    The actor was diagnosed with ALS in 2018 and began using a wheelchair in 2019. Despite the challenges he faced, Mitchell remained grateful for the immense love and unwavering support he received throughout his journey. His family acknowledged the courage, resilience, and strength displayed by his extraordinary wife, family, and friends.