Gladiator actor Mike Mitchell has died in Turkey at the age of 65. The Scottish actor is believed to have died of natural causes while on a boat in Turkey, prominent celebrity news outlet TMZ has reported.
His manager 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."
Mitchell started out as a bodybuilder and rose to the top. He won Mr. Universe along with numerous World Fitness Federation's Fitness World Championships.
Mitchell competed for a number of titles, including Britain's Strongest Man. He won 5 Masters Mr. World titles along the way.
In 2010, he was given the WWF's highest honor, the Living Legend Award. He later acted in both Hollywood blockbusters Braveheart and Gladiator.