Renowned actor Ray Stevenson, known for his roles in Oscar-winning film RRR passed away on Sunday in Italy at the age of 58. The news was confirmed by his representatives at Independent Talent, as reported by Deadline.
‘RRR’ actor Ray Stevenson passes away at 58
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) May 22, 2023
The entertainment industry mourns the loss of Ray Stevenson, a versatile actor who left an indelible mark with his talent and memorable performances.
Details surrounding Stevenson’s death are still awaited, and further information has not been disclosed at this time.
The official Twitter account of Team RRR shared the news, expressing shock and offering condolences. The tweet read, “What shocking news for all of us on the team! Rest in peace, Ray Stevenson. You will stay in our hearts forever, SIR SCOTT.”
What shocking news for all of us on the team! 💔
Rest in peace, Ray Stevenson.
You will stay in our hearts forever, SIR SCOTT. pic.twitter.com/YRlB6iYLFi
— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) May 22, 2023
In the film ‘RRR,’ directed by SS Rajamouli, Stevenson portrayed a negative role and received widespread acclaim for his performance. The movie also starred actors Ram Charan and Jr NTR in leading roles and recently won an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category.
Stevenson’s acting repertoire extended beyond ‘RRR’ and included notable roles such as Volstagg in Marvel’s ‘Thor’ franchise, Othere in ‘Vikings,’ and providing the voice for Gar Saxon in the animated Star Wars series ‘The Clone Wars’ and ‘Rebels.’ He was also set to join Rosario Dawson in Disney’s upcoming ‘The Mandalorian’ spinoff, ‘Ashoka.’
Born on May 25, 1964, in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Ray Stevenson embarked on his screen career in the early 1990s, appearing in various European TV series and telefilms. He made his big-screen debut in Paul Greengrass’ 1998 drama ‘The Theory of Flight,’ starring alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh. Throughout his career, Stevenson landed roles in notable films such as Antoine Fuqua’s ‘King Arthur’ (2004), Lexi Alexander’s ‘Punisher: War Zone’ (2008), the Hughes Brothers’ ‘The Book of Eli’ (2010), and Adam McKay’s ‘The Other Guys’ (2010).