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Gladiator actor Mike Mitchell dead at 65 from ‘heart attack’ as star called a ‘true friend & honest person’ in tribute

The US Sun
The US Sun
 2021-07-24

GLADIATOR actor Mike Mitchell has passed away at the age of 65 from a "heart attack."

The star also appeared in Mel Gibson's Braveheart as well as City of Hell.

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Mike Mitchell has passed away Credit: Mike Mitchell/Youtube
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He appeared in various films, including Gladiator and Braveheart Credit: Mike Mitchell/Youtube

Mike's rep told TMZ that he "died Friday on a boat in Turkey," as the outlet later reported the cause of death was a "heart attack."

The rep said in a statement: "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..."

While the casual film fan may have not known his name, there was no denying that Mike had quite the stage presence even before he made it on the big screen.

Mike kicked off his career as a bodybuilder, eventually winning Mr. Universe - just like iconic actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

He also won 5 Masters Mr. World titles, and was given the Living Legend Award by the World Fitness Federation.

Aside from Braveheart and Gladiator, Mike also appeared on various films including Life on the Line and One Day Removals.

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Mike started off his career as a bodybuilder Credit: Mike Mitchell/Youtube

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Tricia Castle
07-24

We sure have lost alot of really great entertainers in the past three years.May each and everyone of them rest in peace and may our good Lord bless and comfort each and everyone of their families and friends 🙏🏼 through very difficult times.

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packer harrop
07-24

wow. There have been to me actors and actresses that's the way this whole year. My sympathy who is family and people who work with them in the movie industry thank you thank you for the memories and you're good at acting and entertain us all I've got God bless you but it may God be with you if you go up to heaven and met your family have gotten their life one day at a time you get through it amen

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Melanie McNeil
07-24

Rest In Peace Mike, you were one fine actor and body builder that won Mr. Universe and compared to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now I call they very impressive. God Bless you and your Family ❤️

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