Actor Mike Mitchell, a former Mr. Universe who appeared in the movies. Brave Heart other Gladiator, He died on Friday at the age of 65 on a ship in Turkey. His family reportedly attributed his death to natural causes.
Mitchell began his career as a bodybuilder. He won the Mr. Universe title, and then went on to win many World Fitness Federation World Fitness Championships, as well as five Mr. World Masters titles. He also competed for the title of The Strongest Man in Britain. In 2010, he received the Living Legend Award from the World Fitness Federation, his highest honor.
His imposing size led to his breakdown in acting, as he joined the cast of Braveheart in 1994. He then appeared in Gladiator, The Planet, One Day Movers, Hell City, Life in Danger other Emmerdale.
Mitchell is survived by his wife, Denise Mitchell, and several children. No memorial plans have been revealed.