Who’s Kenneth Mitchell? 5 Issues on ‘Star Trek’ Actor Lifeless at 49 – Hollywood Life


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Kenneth Mitchell, who was greatest recognized for his work on Star Trek: Discovery, sadly handed away on the age of 49 after a battle with ALS. The actor’s dying, which occurred on February 24, was introduced with a household picture and assertion on Twitter on Sunday morning.

“With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Kenneth Alexander Mitchell, beloved father, husband, brother, uncle, son and expensive pal,” the caption for the submit and the start of the assertion learn. It included particulars in regards to the ups and downs of his life and appearing background. It additionally introduced that he’s survived by his spouse, Susan Might Pratt, and their kids Lilah and Kallum, his mother and father Diane and David, brother Sean, and lots of in-laws and nieces and nephews.

Discover out extra about Kenneth and the legacy he left behind under.

Kenneth Was From Canada

Kenneth was born in Toronto, Canada and didn’t begin an appearing profession till the early 2000s. A few of his first appearing initiatives had been quick movies, together with No Man’s Land in 2000 and The Inexperienced in 2001.

Kenneth Starred in Many Movies and Tv Collection

Kenneth’s appearing profession began taking off round 2001. He took on the position of Spencer Matthews within the tv sequence Leap Years that very same 12 months and went on to additionally play the position of Marc Taggart within the televisions sequence Odyssey 5 in 2002. In 2004, he was solid as Ralph Cox within the hockey movie Miracle, and likewise performed recurring roles within the tv sequence. Jericho, Ghost Whisperer, and Frequency.

He performed the memorable position of Kol/Kol-Sha/Tenavik/Aurellio in Star Trek: Discovery from 2017 till 2021. He additionally performed in Nancy Drew from 2019 till 2020.

He Battled ALS

Kenneth revealed he was identified with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) aka Lou Gehrig’s Illness in February 2020. It precipitated him to have to make use of an influence wheelchair over the last years of his life. Since he was identified whereas nonetheless filming Star Trek: Discovery, the present runners included his use of a wheelchair into the present by making a particular character referred to as Aurellio, who was a scientist equally paralyzed by sickness, for a season 3 episode. In August 2021, Kenneth sadly misplaced the usage of his voice as a result of illness.

Ever since his prognosis, Kenneth had been open on social media about his battle. In August 2023, he revealed it had been 5 years since he was identified with the sickness.

“5 years immediately. 🍋 My brother humorously talked about that they don’t actually have a contented ALS Anniversary card within the store. Nonetheless, I wish to have a good time immediately; the present of life,” he wrote within the caption of a photograph of him looking at a sundown on a seashore as he sat in his wheelchair. “I’m so grateful to have today in entrance of me. It’s been a protracted 5 years. A lot misplaced, a lot gained. Extremely onerous occasions, combined with so many extra blessings.”

“On the coronary heart of all of it are family and friends, caregivers and medical doctors coming to the help of my household over and time and again,” he continued. “Giving a plethora of help and love and care and encouragement. There’s a lot magnificence in that. This illness is completely horrific…but regardless of all of the struggling, there may be a lot to be glad about. Particularly the little joys and resilience of immediately and the hope of a tomorrow.”

Kenneth Had Ardour For Pictures, Structure, Writing and Extra

In line with the assertion that introduced his passing, he was excited about images, structure, writing, graphic design, music, and extra. He took half in these actions all through his residence in Studio Metropolis, CA.

He Typically Shared Memorable Household Photographs on Social Media

Kenneth would usually share photographs of his household, together with his spouse, Susan, who’s an actress, and their children, Lilah, who was born in 2007, and Kallum, who was born in 2012. In September 2021, he celebrated Star Trek Day with an lovable picture of him and his children sitting in a room with Star Trek toys. “Hope, optimism, science & exploration. Fifty-5 years…and past. Blissful #StarTrekDay my expensive household. 🖖🏼,” he wrote within the caption.


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