Kenneth Mitchell dies after battle with ALS

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   February 26, 2024   Update on : February 26, 2024

Kenneth Mitchell
Kenneth Mitchell. Photo: Courtesy/@TheTrekCentral

Kenneth Mitchell, the actor who starred in “Star Trek: Discovery”, “Jericho”, and “Captain Marvel”, has died at the age of 49 after facing a series of awful challenges from the disease ALS.

Five years after being diagnosed with ALS, Kenneth breathed his last on Saturday, according to a statement from his family shared on X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday.

The Lou Gehrig’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease, affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

His family said despite the “series of awful challenges”, Mitchell faced as a result of the disease, and “managed to rise above each one with grace and commitment to living a joyous life in every moment.”

In “Star Trek: Discovery,” Mitchell played multiple characters, including Kol the Klingon.

He voiced characters on the animated series “Star Trek: Lower Decks”.

He also played Eric Green on CBS’ “Jericho” and in Marvel’s “Captain Marvel in 2019.

The actor played Joseph Danvers, the father of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), in a flashback scene.

Mitchell announced in 2020 that he had been diagnosed with ALS two years back.

He said in an interview with People at the time that he had been using a wheelchair since 2019. In 2018, he was diagnosed after he began experiencing twitching in his muscles.

Mitchell was born November 24, 1974, in Toronto. He left behind his wife Susan and their children– Lilah and Kallum—to mourn his death.

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According to the Mayo Clinic, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is known as ALS. It is a nervous system disease that “affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord”. The lateral sclerosis causes loss of muscle control.


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