'Star Trek' and 'Captain Marvel' star Kenneth Mitchell dies at 49

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

He had lived with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a neurological disorder that causes paralysis and death for more than five years. A statement Mr. Mitchell's family posted on her social media.

In “Captain Marvel,” he played the father of superhero Carol Danvers. He is also known for portraying Eric Greene in the series “Jericho,” Joshua Dodd in the series “Jericho,” hockey player “Nancy Drew” in the movie “Miracle,” and has appeared in numerous film and television series.

Mr. “Star Trek: Discovery” He voiced several characters in the “Star Trek: Lower Decks” episode.

In an interview in 2017 StarTrek.comHe said he hopes to make viewers think differently about the Klingons, the human warriors that have changed over the decades in the Star Trek universe.

“Whether someone is good or bad is about perspective, it's about understanding that culture,” he told StarTrek.com in 2017. “On our show you learn about the Klingons, and then people can decide if we're real. Villains.”

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

In 2018, Mr. Mitchell was diagnosed with ALS A statement posted on her social media in August. He revealed his diagnosis in an interview People magazine In 2020, he said that from the moment he found out, “it was like I was watching that scene where someone was told they had a serious illness.” He added, “It's a complete disbelief, a shock.”

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Mr. Mitchell said she was focusing on spending more time with her family and turned down a lead role in a TV series that required her to move back to Canada. Producers of the “Nancy Drew” series also accommodated her illness, she told PEOPLE, using a stunt double when needed. Other roles that allow him to sit were created for him, he added.

“This disease is absolutely horrible,” Mr. Mitchell said in last year's post, which was accompanied by a photo of him watching the sunset from a wheelchair on the beach. “There is still much to be thankful for despite all the adversity,” he added.

According to the family statement, Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, their children Lila and Kallum, his parents and other family members.

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