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Entertainment Gladiator actor Mike Mitchell dies aged 65 'on a boat in Turkey'

19:26  24 july  2021
19:26  24 july  2021 Source:   ok.co.uk

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Mike Mitchell has passed away at the age of 65.

The actor, who starred in classic movies like Gladiator and Braveheart, died "on a boat in Turkey" as his representative told 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 your wife, dear Denise Mitchell, and your children.

"Getting to know you and gaining your friendship is invaluable. Sleep in the lights. RIP."

The representative added that the family believe Mike died from "natural causes".

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a man looking at the camera: Mike Mitchell has died at the age of 65 © YouTube Mike Mitchell has died at the age of 65

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Mike got his first big break in the industry when he landed a role starring opposite Russell Crowe as a fighter in Gladiator.

His career went from strength to strength after this as he starred in The Planet, Emmerdale, Braveheart, City of Hell, Life on the Line and One Day Removals.

He was also a prominent name in the Turkish TV industry.

a man looking at the camera: Mike starred in Braveheart as well as soap opera Emmerdale © YouTube Mike starred in Braveheart as well as soap opera Emmerdale

Before embarking on a career in acting, Mike was a bodybuilder, winning several well-known competitions included Mr Universe.

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He was also given WWF's the Living Legend Award and won Britain's Strongest Man. However, he had no choice but to leave his bodybuilding days behind after suffering a heart attack.

According to aboutaberdeen.com, the actor spent the last few years of his life living in Devon with his wife Denise, where they ran The Beaches Guest House.

In 2014 they appeared on Channel 4's Four in a Bed where they came second in the Bed and Breakfast competition.

Mike leaves behind his wife and their children.

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