February 27, 2024

Irish Actor Ray Stevenson, who appeared in a number of main films and TV reveals corresponding to RRR, Thor, and Dexter has handed away aged 58

His loss of life was confirmed by his US-based publicity agency Viewpoint. On the time of his loss of life, he was engaged on an motion film known as Cassino in Ischia. 

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The reason for his loss of life continues to be not confirmed, nevertheless, in keeping with numerous sources, he had been hospitalised at Rizzoli Hospital attributable to a sudden sickness in the course of the filming of his newest film on the island of Ischia. He handed away on Might 21, 4 days earlier than his birthday.

His passing happens only a few months forward of the discharge of the Star Wars sequence Ahsoka, which is scheduled to be streamed on Disney+ ranging from August 2023. Stevenson was set to play one of many antagonists within the present and will likely be sharing the display screen with notable actors corresponding to Rosario Dawson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, and Hayden Christense.

Stevenson had expressed his delight at changing into part of the Star Wars venture whereas talking on the 2023 Star Wars Celebration occasion final month, describing wielding the lightsaber because the “finest feeling on this planet.”

Journey into Appearing

Born in 1964 in Lisburn, Northern Eire, Stevenson was the second of three sons. His household moved to England when he was eight. He made his debut as a film actor within the 1988 Greengrass film, The Concept of Mild after graduating from Bristol Outdated Vic theatre college and a number of years of working in British tv.

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The actor has over 60 performing credit relationship again to the Nineties. Nonetheless, Stevenson is finest recognized for his function within the HBO sequence Rome and within the film King Arthur as a knight of the spherical desk. A number of years later, he performed the lead function within the Marvel adaptation of Punisher: Battle Zone. His subsequent work with Marvel had been for the Thor sequence, wherein he performed the function of the Asgardian warrior Volstagg.

The 6-foot-3 actor, who has portrayed various troopers from each the previous and the current, appeared formidable on movie and as soon as quipped in an interview, “I suppose I’m an outdated warrior at coronary heart.”

A “Bigger-than-life Actor”

Following the information of his loss of life, a number of co-stars and pals took to Twitter and different social media platforms to precise their grief.

James Purefoy, who had starred together with Steveson in Rome posted that he was extraordinarily unhappy concerning the premature demise of “our Pullo in Rome” and that his ideas are along with his spouse and children. He described Stevenson as a “larger-than-life actor” who’s sensible and gutsy.

His function as Pullo had received him a SAG card on the age of 44 and had boosted his profession within the US.

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In a touching message, RRR director SS Rajamouli expressed his condolences for the lack of the famend actor. Sharing a picture from the film’s set, he tweeted that the message of his loss of life had been surprising. The director additionally added that Stevenson’s power was “infectious” and that working with him had been pure pleasure.

James Gunn additionally took to Twitter to supply his condolences. They knew one another from working collectively on the post-credits scenes of Thor 2.

With the Italian anthropologist Elisabetta Caraccia, whom Stevenson met whereas engaged on Rome, he has three boys.