'Captain Marvel' star Kenneth Mitchell Passes Away At 49 From Neurological Disorder

Hollywood actor Kenneth Mitchell best known for his roles in 'Star Trek' and 'Captain Marvel' is no more. Here's remembering the actor who left a mark with his work in English movies.

Published On Feb 26, 2024 | Updated On Mar 08, 2024


Popular Hollywood actor Kenneth Mitchell who was best known for portraying characters in 'Star Trek: Discovery' and 'Captain Marvel' is no more. The actor, aged 49, breathed his last on Saturday after battling with ALS for five years. Kenneth's family took to Instagram to break the heart-breaking news. The family posted on Instagram that despite battling with the neurodegenerative condition, the actor displaced unwavering grace and commitment to living life to the fullest with his two kids. "Ken faced a series of awful challenges from ALS. And in truest Ken fashion, he managed to rise above each one with grace and commitment to living a full and joyous life in each moment," read a part of the family’s statement.

Mitchell's acting prowess extended beyond the realm of science fiction, as seen in his notable roles in productions like 'Captain Marvel,' the hockey drama 'Miracle,' and appearances on television series including 'Grey’s Anatomy,' 'NCIS,' and 'Criminal Minds.' 

Mitchell is survived by wife Susan May Pratt, and their two kids. In the wake of the actor passing away, the family has requested donations to be directed towards the research of ALS. This reflects their desire to contribute to the efforts that are ongoing to understand and find solutions for ALS, that took the life of Mitchell.

“With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Kenneth Alexander Mitchell, beloved father, husband, brother, uncle, son and dear friend. Ken was widely known as an actor in many films and television shows. He’s portrayed an Olympic hopeful, an apocalypse survivor, an astronaut, a superhero’s dad, and four unique Star Trekkers,” the statement further read which was posted by his family. They paid homage to his work and expressed deep sorrow over his demise.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease is a neurological disorder where the nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain are affected. Deterioration of muscle control happens as the disease progresses. Despite research going on, the cause of ALS yet could not yet be identified.

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