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'Thor' actor Ray Stevenson passes away at 58

By ANI BUREAUS Published May 23, 2023 9:17 am

Thor actor Ray Stevenson passed away in Italy at the age of 58.

His reps at Independent Talent confirmed the news, according to a Deadline report. Further details about his death are yet to be revealed.

Taking to Twitter, Team RRR—one of his films—shared the news on their official handle and wrote: "What shocking news for all of us on the team! Rest in peace, Ray Stevenson. You will stay in our hearts forever, SIR SCOTT."

Stevenson starred in SS Rajamouli's period action drama film RRR and received massive responses for his performance. It also featured actors Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the lead roles and recently won the prestigious Academy Award in the Best Original Song category.

Apart from that, he was also known for his roles like Volstagg in Marvel's Thor franchise and Othere in Vikings. He also has voiced Gar Saxon in the animated Star Wars series The Clone Wars and Rebels, and was set to join Rosario Dawson in Disney+'s upcoming The Mandalorian spinoff Ashoka.

Born on May 25, 1964 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Stevenson began his screen career in the early 1990s, appearing in European TV series and telefilms.

His first big-screen credit was opposite Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh in Paul Greengrass' 1998 drama The Theory of Flight. We went on to land roles in such features 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). (ANI)