Kenneth Mitchell, a actor known for his roles in "Star Trek: Discovery" and "Captain Marvel," has passed away at the age of 49. His family announced his peaceful passing on Saturday, expressing their deep sorrow for the loss of their beloved father, husband, brother, uncle, and son.

Mitchell's journey was marked by a courageous battle against Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), for over 5 ½ years. Despite facing immense challenges due to the progressive neurodegenerative condition, Mitchell approached each obstacle with remarkable grace and a steadfast commitment to living life to the fullest.

Born on November 24, 1974, in Toronto, Mitchell gained recognition for his compelling portrayals of various characters in "Star Trek: Discovery," including the Klingons Kol, Kol-Sha, and Tenavik, as well as the character Aurellio. He also made a memorable appearance as Joseph Danvers in the superhero film "Captain Marvel."

Beyond his iconic roles in these popular franchises, Mitchell showcased his acting prowess in diverse projects such as the hockey drama "Miracle" and television series like "Grey’s Anatomy," "NCIS," and "Criminal Minds."

In honoring Mitchell's memory, his family has requested that any gifts or donations be directed towards ALS research, reflecting his desire to contribute to finding a cure for the disease that he valiantly fought against.