Who was actor and bodybuilder Mike Mitchell?
THE entertainment world is morning the loss of one of their own.
Actor and bodybuilder Mike Mitchell reportedly died on Friday July 23, 2021.
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Who was Mike Mitchell?
Mitchell was a Turkish actor and bodybuilder known for his roles in Gladiator and Braveheart.
In 1994, Mitchell got his big acting break after being casted in Braveheart because of his physical appearance that some compare to that of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He is a five-time Masters Mr. World title holder that also appeared in The Planet, One Day Removals, City of Hell, Life on the Line, and Emmerdale.
Prior to his career in the entertainment industry, Mitchell was a member of Her Majesty’s Special Forces as a Combat Frogman Bomb and Mine Disposal Specialist.
In 2015, Mitchell received the Shogun “military commander” award for outstanding achievement.
Born August 21, 1955, Mitchell was 65-years-old at the time of his death.
How did Mike Mitchell die?
Mitchell’s reps reported that he had passed away on a boat in Turkey due to “natural causes”
“It was very hard to believe … The sudden death of an international actor we managed, an honest person, a real actor, a true friend, my dear friend, has saddened us deeply,” his rep said in a statement to TMZ.
“I’ve always been honored to be your manager. I wish patience to you wife, dear Denise Mitchell, and your children. Getting to know you and gaining your friendship is invaluable. Sleep in the lights. RIP.”
While Mitchell’s health history is unknown, TMZ reported that in 2006, following the win of his fifth World Fitness title, he suffered a serious heart attack.
Mike Mitchell died on July 23, 2021[/caption]
What bodybuilding awards has Mike Mitchell won?
Over the years, Mitchell went on to win multiple bodybuilding awards due to his weightlifting ability.
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Those awards include:
- Overall World Fitness Federation Mr Universe and World Champion (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
- WFF Weltmeister (2002, 2003)
- WFF Mr Fitness Universum (2003)
- WFF Vize-Mr Universum (2004)
- Runner up Mr World (2001)
- WWF Over 50 Title (2006)
Mitchell did not appear in competitions until he was 37-years-old.
Based in Johannesburg, Brian Derenberger is a Senior Editor at Healthy Organic Lifestyle.