Heartbreaking news just in. Gladiator and Braveheart actor, Mike Mitchell, has tragically died at the age of just 65.
The actor is best known for his roles in the Mel Gibson and Ridley Scott films, however his catalogue of work spread much further also starring in films such as City of Hell, Life on the Line, and One Day Removals.
Mitchell's first big break came in Braveheart, however he had a huge stage presence before then as a bodybuilder.
Just like fellow actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mitchell too won Mr. Universe. He also won 5 Masters Mr. World titles, and was given the Living Legend Award by the World Fitness Federation.
Confirming his death, Mitchell's reps explained to TMZ:
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. 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...
Mitchell's family believe he died of natural causes and confirmed that he had died on a boat in Turkey.
Mike Mitchell, 'Gladiator' actor and bodybuilder, dead at 65: reporthttps://t.co/G8bUwROZe3
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 24, 2021
Tributes have been pouring in for the late actor on social media in the hours following his death.
One person wrote:
Another said: "I am also very sorry, he was a good person. Mike Mitchell I knew."
I am also very sorry. he was a good person. Mike Mitchell I knew.
— Talat Atilla (@TalatAtilla) July 24, 2021
Our thoughts go out to Mitchell's family and friends during this hard time.
Rest in peace.