Star Trek Actor Kenneth Mitchell Dies After Battle with ALS


Kenneth Mitchell, a beloved actor renowned for his outstanding performances in Star Trek: Discovery and Captain Marvel, has passed away at the age of 49 after bravely battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The sad news was confirmed by Mitchell's family through his X account on Saturday, February 24. 

The family shared the announcement via Twitter: "With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Kenneth Alexander Mitchell, beloved father, husband, brother, uncle, son, and dear friend."

Recognized for his versatility and talent, Mitchell made significant contributions to the Star Trek franchise, leaving a lasting impact on fans globally. He portrayed memorable characters such as the formidable Klingon warrior Kol and the compassionate scientist Aurellio across multiple seasons of Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Lower Decks.

The Mitchell Family

The Mitchell Family

(Credit: All pics taken from GoFundMe Page,…)

Kenneth Mitchell and Family

Kenneth Mitchell and Family

(Credit: GoFundMe Page)

Beyond his television success, Mitchell's talent extended to the big screen, notably with his portrayal of Joseph Danvers in the 2019 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain Marvel, where he played the father of Carol Danvers.

The late actor also graced the small screen with his presence in shows such as Jericho, The Astronaut Wives Club, Ghost Whisperer, and Switched at Birth.

In memory of Mitchell, his family has established a GoFundMe campaign to support ALS research and provide for his loved ones. As of the latest update, the campaign has raised over $20,000. The following is an excerpt taken from the GoFundMe Page, 

"Ken loved his work and cherished his friends — so many of whom he’d been close with since childhood — but he lived for Susan and their children, Lilah and Kallum, who truly owned his heart. Our beloved Ken is gone now. As Susan and the kids begin to grieve the immeasurable loss of the husband and father they adored, the funds raised here will help alleviate some of the stress associated with the significant financial strain."

To support the Mitchell family click the link to be directed to the GoFundMe Page.

Kenneth Mitchell is survived by his wife, Susan May Pratt, and their two children, Lilah and Callum.

Actor Kenneth Mitchell is best known for his role in Star Trek

Actor Kenneth Mitchell is best known for his role in Star Trek

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