‘Star Trek’ and ‘Captain Marvel’ Actor Dead at 49

Vancouver, Canada – Actor Kenneth Mitchell, known for his roles in “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Captain Marvel,” has passed away at the age of 49, according to a statement shared by his family on social media. Mitchell had been battling the degenerative disease ALS since 2018. Throughout his illness, Mitchell remained optimistic and grateful for the support and love he received from his family and medical caregivers.

Originally from Canada, Mitchell had an extensive acting career, with over 50 film and television credits to his name. He portrayed the father of Carol Danvers in the Marvel film “Captain Marvel” and appeared in various TV series such as “Jericho,” “The Astronaut Wives Club,” and “Switched at Birth.” From 2017 to 2021, Mitchell played multiple roles, including Klingons Kol, Kol-Sha, and Tenavik, as well as Aurellio, in “Star Trek: Discovery.”

In a 2017 interview with StarTrek.com, Mitchell spoke about the complexities of his “Star Trek” character and emphasized the importance of understanding different cultures and perspectives. Beyond his acting work, Mitchell was remembered by those close to him as a person full of hope and dreams. His family acknowledged his strength and commitment to living a joyous life despite the challenges posed by ALS.

The loss of Kenneth Mitchell is deeply felt in the entertainment industry, where he made a significant impact with his talent and versatility. As we remember his remarkable contributions, it is important to honor his courageous battle against ALS and his unwavering commitment to living a joyous life, as recognized by his family.

Kenneth Mitchell is survived by his wife, Susan, and their two young children.