Friday, June 2, 2023

British Actor Ray Stevenson Known for RRR and Thor Films Passes Away at 58

British Actor Ray Stevenson, Known for RRR and Thor Films, Passes Away at 58


You will stay in our hearts forever, SIR SCOTT. #RRRMovie.” SS Rajamouli, the director of RRR, conveyed his condolences for the loss of the talented actor, sharing a heartfelt message on Twitter. Alongside a picture from the film’s set, he wrote, “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.”

The news of Ray Stevenson’s demise elicited an outpouring of grief from his devoted fans. Expressing their condolences in the comments section, one fan remarked, “Rarely do actors command the camera as he did. His powerful screen presence was unparalleled. May his soul be blessed, and may his family find strength. I had hoped to see more of him on the screen.” Another heartfelt tweet read, “So heartbreaking. He was a phenomenal actor. His performance in RRR was exceptional!! You will be dearly missed. Rest in peace.”

Apart from his notable roles as Governor Scott Buxton in RRR and an Asgardian warrior in the Thor franchise, Ray Stevenson also gained recognition for his portrayal of Volstagg in Marvel’s Thor movies and Othere in Vikings. Furthermore, he lent his voice to the character Gar Saxon in the animated Star Wars series The Clone Wars and Rebels. Fans were eagerly awaiting his appearance alongside Rosario Dawson in Disney’s upcoming The Mandalorian spinoff, Ashoka.

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According to reports, Ray Stevenson was born on May 25, 1964, in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. He embarked on his screen career in the early 1990s, making appearances in various European TV series and telefilms. His breakthrough in the film industry came with his role alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh in Paul Greengrass’ 1998 drama, The Theory of Flight. He subsequently starred in prominent 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).

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