Kenneth Mitchell, a Canadian actor celebrated for his diverse roles in television and film, passed away at the age of 49. Born on November 25, 1974, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Mitchell’s career spanned several notable projects, showcasing his talent and versatility.

Cause of Death

Mitchell bravely battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a diagnosis he publicly revealed in February 2020. He navigated the challenges of ALS with remarkable courage, incorporating his condition into his roles, including his portrayal in “Star Trek: Discovery” where he used a wheelchair. Sadly, he succumbed to the disease on February 24, 2024​​.


Kenneth Mitchell was 49 years old at the time of his passing, having contributed significantly to the entertainment industry over the years. His work has left a lasting impact on fans and colleagues alike​​.


Mitchell is survived by his wife, Susan May Pratt, whom he married on May 7, 2006. The couple shared two children, a testament to their loving and supportive relationship​​​​.

Career and More

Mitchell’s career was marked by a wide range of characters and genres. He first gained prominence in the sports biopic “Miracle” (2004) and went on to star in the CBS television drama “Jericho.” His role in “The Astronaut Wives Club” and his recurring roles in “Star Trek: Discovery” further showcased his adaptability and skill as an actor. In “Star Trek: Discovery,” he played multiple characters, including Klingons and a scientist, some of which mirrored his real-life battle with ALS, adding depth and authenticity to his performances​​.

Kenneth Mitchell’s legacy in the entertainment industry is characterized by his resilience, talent, and the love he had for his craft and family. His contributions to film and television will continue to be celebrated, and his courage in the face of adversity will remain an inspiration to many.