Ray Stevenson, the burly British actor died. Image credits: (repubblica)
RRR Ray Stevenson Passes Away: Ray Stevenson, a well-known actor best remembered for his parts in the Oscar-winning movie RRR, died on Sunday in Italy at the age of 58.
He was most known for his part in SS Rajamouli’s epic movie RRR, which went suddenly. In the movie, he played Scott, the legendary villain from Great Britain.
His sudden demise left his fans in utter shock. After learning the beloved actor’s sudden demise news his fans were curious to know what happened to him and how he died.
As a result of our research, we have learned certain details about his passing, which we will share with you in this post. Read ahead to know more details on Ray Stevenson cause of death and about his outstanding film career.
World lost an extremely talented actor
Veteran actor Ray Stevenson passed away on Sunday in Italy. His hundreds of film and television roles included RRR, the Thor and Divergent movie, Rome, Vikings, and the Star Wars animated series.
The news was confirmed by his agents at Independent Talent, but no other information was given. Most recently, he was cast in the historical drama 1242: Gateway to the West, taking up Kevin Spacey’s initial starring role.
Stevenson is well-known for his roles as Volstagg in the Marvel Thor series and Othere in the Vikings series. He also played the major antagonist Scott Buxton in SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster movie RRR.
He also provided the voice of Gar Saxon in the animated Star Wars films The Clone Wars and Rebels, and he was slated to appear alongside Rosario Dawson in The Mandalorian spinoff Ahsoka on Disney+.
Shocking… Just can't believe this news. Ray brought in so much energy and vibrancy with him to the sets. It was infectious. Working with him was pure joy.
My prayers are with his family. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/HytFxHLyZD
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) May 23, 2023
Ray Stevenson’s versatile film career
According to the actor’s official IMDb page, he has always wanted to be a performer. He didn’t begin his film career, though, until he was 25 years old when he quit his position as an interior director.
That was successful for him and his numerous supporters, who are now saying goodbye to him much too soon.
In 1998, The Theory Of Flight served as Raymond Stevenson’s entry point into the movie industry. Outpost, a 2008 movie, gave him his first major acting role.
Along with RRR, the Thor, Divergent, and Star Wars animated series, Ray Stevenson appeared in a number of other well-known films and television shows.
Ray Stevenson had also been cast in Ahsoka, the Star Wars-related series. The actor had an antagonistic role, namely that of a former imperial admiral.
The actor had never appeared in the flesh in the franchise, despite having lent his voice to the character of Gar Saxon, the Mandalorian commander belonging to the Viszla clan who appeared in the two animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, in which where Ahsoka appeared.
Stevenson had also recently worked in Vikings and had played the pirate Blackbeard in the Black Sails series and two Marvel roles, namely Volstagg in the film Thor directed by Kenneth Branagh, a part that he resumes in the sequels Thor: The dark world (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Frank Castle in Punisher: War zone.
Stevenson gave a wicked portrayal as Governor Scott Buxton in the Tollywood epic RRR, where the late actor most recently made an appearance. This past March, that movie won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Ray Stevenson cause of death
Actor Raymond Stevenson hails from Northern Ireland. On May 25, 1964, he was born. He passed away in Italy today, five days before turning 59.
The Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported,
The RRR fans were greatly shocked by his untimely death. He died while shooting his last film on Ischia, Ray Stevenson, the British actor was 59 years old.
His death occurred this morning at the Rizzoli hospital on the island. Stevenson had been shooting Cassino on Ischia for a few days, directed by Frank Ciota and in which Ugo Dighero also stars.
On Saturday afternoon he suffered an illness that required hospitalization.
Today the actor’s conditions, already very serious at the time of hospitalization, have worsened and he died shortly after.
There are currently no other facts available regarding his illness. We will update this page as soon as we got information on his exact illness.
In 1998, The Theory Of Flight served as Raymond Stevenson’s entry point into the movie industry. He is survived by three children.
Outpost, a 2008 movie, gave him his first major acting role. Along with RRR, the Thor, Divergent, and Star Wars animated series, Ray Stevenson appeared in several other well-known films and television shows. Indian followers of Ray Stevenson were shocked and heartbroken when he unexpectedly passed away.
Fans and media Industry mourning the loss of Ray Stevenson
Ray Stevenson, a multi-talented actor who made an enduring impression with his talent and unforgettable performances, is mourned by the media industry. James Gunn, James Purefoy, and More Pay Tribute to Ray Stevenson
James Gunn, who had worked with Stevenson while filming the post-credits scene on Thor:
The Dark World, described Stevenson as a “joy to work with” as he offered his sympathies to Stevenson’s family and friends. Damn. So sorry to hear about the passing, far too young, of Ray Stevenson. I only knew him a little from shooting post-credits of Thor 2 & a couple of interactions at events, but we had some good laughs & he was a joy to work with. His friends & family are in my heart today. ♥️
James Purefoy, Stevenson’s co-star in Rome, described him as a “brilliant, gutsy, larger-than-life” actor.
So sad to hear the news that Ray Stevenson, our Pullo in Rome, has passed away. A brilliant, gutsy, larger-than-life actor who filled every part he played right up to the brim. My thoughts are with his family, his lovely wife Betta, and their beautiful kids. What a loss. — James Purefoy 🇺🇦 (@JamesPurefoy) May 22, 2023.
Kevin Kiner, the composer who will be overseeing the music for one of Stevenson’s final performances in Ahsoka described his performance as “haunting” with a “stunning gravity” as he decried the loss of such a wonderful on-screen performer.
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.”
Thor’s official page wrote,
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ray Stevenson, who brought humor and wit to the character of Volstagg. He was a wonderful actor who will be deeply missed, and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.
Medico Topics extends our condolences to Stevenson’s family, friends, and fans all over the world.
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