Star Trek Discovery star Kenneth Mitchell dies

“Star Trek: Discovery” star Kenneth Mitchell dies

Canadian actor Kenneth Mitchell, interpreter of several characters in “Star Trek: Discovery” and also known for his roles in the TV series “Jericho” and “Ghost Whisperer – Presenze”, has died of complications from ALS at the age of 18 49 “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth Alexander Mitchell, a beloved father, husband, brother, uncle, son and dear friend,” the family wrote on X/Twitter. For five and a half years, Ken faced a series of terrible challenges due to his ALS. And in Ken's most authentic way, he has managed to overcome each of these challenges with grace and commitment, living a full and joyful life in every moment. He lived by the principle that every day is a gift and we never walk alone,” his family said on Instagram.

In 2018, Mitchell was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, but just a year and a half later, the actor publicly revealed the disease in an interview with People. In August 2021, the star lost the use of his voice due to ALS. Born in Toronto on November 25, 1974, Mitchell played three characters on Star Trek: Discovery (2017-2021): Kol in the first season, Kol-Sha and Tenavik in the second; In the third season, as the disease progressed, he played Aurellio, a character who used a wheelchair. Mitchell was also known for his roles as Eric Green in Jericho (2006-2008), Sam Lucas in Ghost Whisperer (2008-2009), and Joshua Dodd in Nancy Drew (2019-2020).

On television, he also appeared in single episodes of “Leap Years,” “Grey's Anatomy,” “Csi: Miami,” “Flashpoint,” “Without a Trace,” “Lie to Me,” “Hawaii Five-0,” and “Law “on & order: Los Angeles”, “Criminal Minds”. On the film side, he played Joseph Danvers in Captain Marvel (2019), the father of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), who appears in a flashback with his young daughter (McKenna Grace), and early in his career as Ralph Cox in the Sports biography “Miracle” (2004). The actor is survived by his wife, former actress Susan May Pratt, and their two children Lilah, born in 2007, and Kallum (born 2012).