Scottish actor Ray Stevenson died at 58 on Sunday after being hospitalized on the island of Ischia in Italy.
Ray Stevenson, the actor behind memorable roles in Marvel’s Thor series, RRR, Divergent, Vikings, and more, died Sunday in Italy. Details about Stevenson’s death are still being developed. The Italian newspaper La repubblica claims that Stevenson was hospitalized in Ischia during production of the film Cassino On Ischia directed by Frank Ciota.
In March, Stevenson embraced Star Wars Celebration fans. In the upcoming Star Wars series Ahsoka, he plays one of the primary antagonists, Baylan Skoll. Stevenson said that he felt like a child on Christmas morning when he saw a tree full of presents. He said, “Getting to wield the Light Saber is just the greatest feeling in the universe,” he added with a smile. Stevenson has played many memorable roles that have left a lasting impression. He recently played the primary villain Scott Buxton in SS Rajamouli’s RRR, Othere in Vikings, Jack Swinburne in the television adaptation of
Das Boot, and Marcus in Neil Burger’s Divergent. He also played Frank Castle, in 2008’s 11001010Punisher War Zone. When he wasn’t gazing into cameras with a piercing stare, Stevenson voiced animated characters, including Gar Saxon for Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBP5EnbbGoUStevenson was born on May 25, 1964, in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Stevenson first appeared on the acting scene in 1990, appearing in various television series. He then appeared alongside Helena Bonham Carter & Kenneth Branagh as part of Paul Greengrass’ The Theory of Flight. Stevenson’s career was marked by a constant shift between film and TV. One of his most significant parts came when he played Titus Pullo on the HBO drama Rome.Filming for his latest project, Cassino on Ischia