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Kenneth Mitchell, known for 'Star Trek' and 'Captain Marvel' roles, dies at 49

Kenneth Mitchell, known for 'Star Trek' and 'Captain Marvel' roles, dies at 49

Kenneth Mitchell, the Canadian actor known for his roles in the series “Star Trek: Discovery” and the movie “Captain Marvel,” died on Saturday. He was 49 years old.

He has lived with the neurological disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, which causes paralysis and death, for more than five years, according to a permit From Mr Mitchell's family posted it on his social media.

In “Captain Marvel,” he played the father of superhero Carol Danvers. He was also famous for his role as Eric Green in the series “Jericho”, Joshua Dodd in the series “Nancy Drew”, the hockey player in the movie “Miracle”, and appeared in several other film and television series.

Mr. Mitchell played Klingons Kul, Kul Sha, and Tenafik, as well as Aurelio, on “Star Trek: Discovery” He voiced several characters in an episode of “Star Trek: Lower Decks.”

In a 2017 interview with Star Trek.comHe said he hopes to make viewers think differently about Klingons, human warriors whose role in the Star Trek universe has changed over the decades.

“Whether someone is good or bad, it's all about perspective, and it's about understanding that culture,” he told StarTrek.com in 2017. “You'll learn about the Klingons on our show, and then people can decide if we really are.” the wicked.”

Mr. Mitchell lived with his wife, actress Susan May Pratt, and their children in Los Angeles. He was born on November 25, 1974 in Toronto to parents Diane and David Mitchell.

In 2018, Mr. Mitchell was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a permit It was posted on his social media in August. He revealed his diagnosis in an interview with People magazine in 2020, saying that from the moment he found out, it was “as if I was watching this scene where someone is told they have a terminal illness.” “It was just complete disbelief, shock,” he added.

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Mr. Mitchell said he focused on spending more time with his family and turned down a major role in a television series that would require a return to Canada. He told People magazine that the creators of “Nancy Drew” also accommodated his illness, using a stunt double when needed. He added that other roles have been created for him that allow him to sit.

“This disease is absolutely horrific,” Mr. Mitchell said in a post last year, which included a photo of himself watching the sunset in a wheelchair on a beach. “Despite all the suffering, there is much to be grateful for,” he added.

Mr Mitchell is survived by his wife, two children, Layla and Callum, his parents and other family members, according to a family statement.