Actor Ray Stevenson has died at 58. No cause of death or other information is known about the circumstances. He had an extensive career in TV shows and movies in a wide range of genres. With over 60 acting credits to his name, he was best known for RRR, the Thor movies, Vikings, Dexter, and more.
The news that Ray Stevenson died is between various projects. He wrapped work in Ahsoka with Rosario Dawson in the titled role. He was set to be one of the antagonists as Baylan Skoll. It would be his first time in a live-action Star Wars project. He previously voiced Gar Saxon in The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. We will see his performance this August on Disney Plus. He was recently cast in Cassino Ischia, but no details on how the film will proceed without him. In November, his final role will be in Gateway to the West, which also features Michael Ironside and Eric Roberts.
Star Wars and Thor Actor Ray Stevenson Has Died
George Raymond Stevenson was born on May 25, 1964, in Lisburn, Ireland. He was born on a military base as his British father was a Royal Air Force pilot. His family moved to Lemington, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England when he was eight. He eventually moved to Cramlington. When he wanted to and had the means to pursue a career in acting, he studied at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Ray Stevenson died having a successful, varied career. In the ’90s, his starting roles were in The Dwelling Place, The Tide of Life, Band of Gold, and City Central. When starting in Hollywood in the 2000s, he landed his first major film, King Arthur. He continued that line of historical projects with Vikings and Rome. The film side of his career started picking up further with The Book of Eli, The Other Guys, and Thor, which resulted in him being its first two sequels, The Dark World and Ragnarok.
The star had a knack for playing villains. He was also the villain in Dexter season 7 as Isaak Sirko. He played the racist governor Scott Buxton in RRR.