"Kenneth Mitchell, renowned for his roles in 'Star Trek,' passed away at the age of 49, as reported by StarTrek.com.

Mitchell had been battling ALS, a neurodegenerative disease, for over five years, as mentioned in a statement shared on his Instagram page.

Despite facing significant challenges, Mitchell approached each obstacle with grace, embodying a commitment to living a full and joyful life in every moment.

The statement reflected his belief in the principles that every day is a gift and that no one walks alone.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, impacts nerve cells controlling muscles in both upper and lower parts of the body

On August 10, Mitchell shared an Instagram post providing insights into his experience living with ALS.

He acknowledged the challenges and losses over the five-year period but also expressed gratitude for the blessings, citing the unwavering support of friends, family.