Fox News Digital has confirmed that actor Ray Stevenson has died. He was 58 years old.
A representative for Stevenson reported the actor passed away on Sunday. No other details are available at this time.
Ray Stevenson starred in many action movies, including “Punisher: War Zone,” “Thor” and “RRR.” Stevenson also starred in popular TV shows such as “Vikings” and “Ahsoka,” a Star Wars spinoff.
Stevenson’s latest project was “Ahsoka.” Disney+ producers cast Stevenson alongside Rosario Dawson in their upcoming spinoff to the popular “The Mandalorian.”
Stevenson grew up in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. His acting break came when he was cast as Titus Pullo, a soldier in HBO’s “Rome,” which ran from 2005 to 2007.
Before coming to the states, Stevenson attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and then worked in British television. Early moves toward the big screen included a small role in Paul Greengrass’ 1998 film “The Theory of Flight” and Antoine Fuqua’s “King Arthur” as a knight of the Round Table.
The year after the HBO series “Rome” concluded, Stevenson starred in “Punisher: War Zone.” Later, he was cast as Volstagg in “Thor.”
In 2017, Stevenson played the role of one of Thor’s friends – part of the Warriors Three – in “Thor: Ragnarok.”
A versatile and dedicated actor, Stevenson also was cast in the “Divergent” trilogy, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “The Transporter: Refueled.”
In 2020, Backstage reported that Stevenson held actors like Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman in high esteem, saying they “never had a bad performance.” Stevenson went on to say that he did not identify with the “young, hot leading man” but rather the “brave and fearless.”
Hollywood Reporter noted that Stevenson is survived by his three children: Sebastiano, Leonardo and Lodovico.
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