Kenneth Mitchell, ‘Star Trek’ and Marvel Actor, Has Passed Away Following a 5.5 Year Battle With ALS

Kenneth A. Mitchell, an actor known for playing multiple roles in Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Lower Decks, as well as Joseph Danvers (Carol’s father) in Captain Marvel, has passed away at age 49.

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Mitchell was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease) five and a half years ago. The actor passed away on February 24th, 2024.

His obituary was shared on his Instagram page, detailing his success in his career and life, as well as sharing who he leaves behind. He asks that any gifts go towards a cure for ALS, or to his children.

@mr_kenneth_mitchell on Instagram

Mitchell was born in Toronto, Canada in 1974. His obituary refers to him as a “hope seeker, daydreamer, dream believer, soccer player, beach walker, bear hugger, landscape designer, garden grower, canoe paddler, happy camper, nature explorer, cat lover, infectious laughter, gift giver, note sender, movie goer, art maker, music listener, sports connoisseur, detailed particular, Leafs supporter, world traveler, uncle joker, younger brother, Susan’s partner, and more than anything else, a proud father.”


An image of Kenneth’s name under a tree was also shared on his Instagram, followed by prose titled “Connect,” written by Kenneth Mitchell.

@mr_kenneth_mitchell on Instagram

You can read the full statement below.

Our thoughts are with Mitchell’s family at this time.


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