Beloved RRR Actor Ray Stevenson Sadly Dies at 58
At the age of 58, beloved Irish actor Ray Stevenson, who starred in hit films like “Punisher: War Zone,” “King Arthur,” and the Thor series as well as celebrated TV dramas like “Rome” and the impending “Ahsoka” series on HBO, went unexpectedly tragically. His representative confirmed the information to Variety. At this time, the cause of his death is unknown.
Ray Stevenson started his television career in the 1990s, then in the 2000s, he branched out into roles in action-packed Hollywood blockbusters. He established his name playing the brave knight Dagonet in Antoine Fuqua’s 2004 epic action movie “King Arthur,” which was released on May 25, 1964, in Northern Ireland. As his character gives his life for King Arthur, played by Clive Owen, and his valiant allies, it served as his breakout part in a significant movie.
RRR actor Ray Stevenson played the merciless mercenary Frank Castle in the 2008 Marvel film “Punisher: War Zone.” Prior to Disney acquiring the Marvel franchise, he played the Punisher and revived the character in the Netflix series “Daredevil.” Stevenson became the third performer to play the enduring figure in the movie series.
Ray Stevenson made several action films during the 2010s, including as “The Book of Eli,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “The Three Musketeers,” and episodes of the Marvel series “Thor” and “Divergent.” He portrayed Volstagg, one of the Warriors Three, a dependable ally of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor in the Marvel universe. In “Thor: Ragnarok,” the third Thor movie, Cate Blanchett’s Hela killed Stevenson’s character. He played Marcus Eaton, the father of the main character, Four, who was represented by Theo James in the “Divergent” series, and the head of the Abnegation group in the city council.
Stevenson also made a major role in the hugely popular Tollywood movie “RRR,” which even won an Academy Award, playing the evil Governor Scott Buxton. The upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series “Ahsoka,” in which he played Baylan Skoll, a fallen Jedi who is now allied with the evil Grand Admiral Thrawn, was also eagerly anticipated by fans. Stevenson has previously provided the voice of Gar Saxon in the television series “Star Wars Rebels” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
Stevenson’s portrayal of Titus Pullo in the HBO series “Rome” from 2005 to 2007 had a significant impact on television. Alongside Kevin McKidd’s Lucius Vorenus, his character, a Roman soldier, witnessed crucial occasions in the early history of the Roman Empire. Throughout its two seasons, the highly regarded programme won seven Emmys.
Stevenson also played the renowned pirate Blackbeard in Starz’s “Black Sails” series, the sailor Othere in Season 6 of “Vikings,” and the Ukrainian gangster Isaak Sirko in Showtime’s “Dexter,” including a major appearance in Season 7.
In addition to his upcoming appearance in “Ahsoka,” Stevenson is most known for his roles in the films “1242: Gateway to the West” and “Cassino in Ischia.”
The entertainment business is left without Ray Stevenson, whose talent and enduring performances will always be loved by both fans and peers.