‘Star Trek’ Actor Has Died at 49

Kenneth Mitchell, a renowned actor celebrated for his performances in “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Captain Marvel,” has died at 49, as confirmed by his family through social media. Mitchell had been courageously fighting Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease, since 2018. Despite his health challenges, Mitchell maintained a positive outlook, expressing gratitude for the unwavering support from his family and healthcare providers.

Mitchell, a native of Canada, had a prolific acting career spanning over 50 film and television roles. He is best known for his role as Carol Danvers’ father in the Marvel blockbuster “Captain Marvel.” His television credits include popular series like “Jericho,” “The Astronaut Wives Club,” and “Switched at Birth.”

From 2017 to 2021, Mitchell showcased his versatility in “Star Trek: Discovery,” where he played multiple characters, including Klingons Kol, Kol-Sha, and Tenavik, as well as Aurellio. In a 2017 interview with StarTrek.com, Mitchell discussed the intricacies of his “Star Trek” character, underscoring the significance of understanding diverse cultures and viewpoints.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Mitchell was remembered by his loved ones as a man filled with hope and aspirations. His family praised his resilience and dedication to leading a joyful life, even in the face of the adversities brought on by ALS.

Mitchell’s passing has left a profound void in the entertainment industry, where he was admired for his exceptional talent and adaptability. As we commemorate his extraordinary contributions, it is crucial to pay tribute to his brave fight against ALS and his unwavering commitment to living a life filled with joy, as acknowledged by his family.

Mitchell is survived by his wife, Susan, and their two young children, who continue to honor his legacy.