Mitchell started his career as an bodybuilder. He was awarded the Mr. Universe title and won many World Fitness Federation Fitness World Championships as well as five Masters Mr. World titles. He was also a contender for Britain's Strongest Man title. He was awarded the World Fitness Federation's Living Legend Award in 2010, its highest honor.
Mitchell is survived his wife Denise Mitchell and several of their children. There are no plans for a memorial. __S.11__