RRR Actor Ray Stevenson Dies At 58; Actor’s Cause Of Death And Other Details To Be Out Soon-REPORTS

Ray Stevenson made his mark in Indian cinema as well with his portrayal of Governor Scott Buxton in SS Rajamouli's period action blockbuster RRR last year

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RRR Actor Ray Stevenson Dies At 58; Actor’s Cause Of Death And Other Details To Be Out Soon-REPORTS
Renowned Irish actor Ray Stevenson breathed his last on Sunday, May 21, his spokesperson confirmed the news to Variety. The actor was known to be a part of several Marvel films including Thor, its sequel Thor: The Dark World and threequel Thor: Ragnarok in which he portrayed Volstagg.

Stevenson made his mark in Indian cinema as well with his portrayal of Governor Scott Buxton in SS Rajamouli's period action blockbuster RRR last year. Headlined by Ram Charan and Jr NTR, the Oscar-winner for Best Original Song remains the only Indian movie in his filmography.

The official Twitter handle of RRR shared a screengrab from the film to mourn the actor's demise as they wrote: "What shocking news for all of us on the team! (heartbreaking emoji) Rest in peace, Ray Stevenson. You will stay in our hearts forever, SIR SCOTT." Several netizens took to the comments section and offered their condolences in the comments section. 

George Raymond Stevenson was born in the Northern Ireland city of Lisburn on May 25, 1964, and the late actor passed away just four days before his 59th birthday. He made his acting debut in Paul Greengrass' comedy-drama film The Theory of Flight in 1998. 

He gained prominence after playing the titular character of Frank Castle aka The Punisher in the 2008 action-thriller film Punisher: War Zone, which is based on Marvel Comics. 

Stevenson received appreciation for portraying the leading character of Titus Pullo in the historical drama HBO series Rome. 

Ray's other famous television role included playing the Ukrainian gangster Isaak Siriko in the seventh season of the Showtime crime drama series Dexter, headlined by Michael C. Hall.

An Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported that the actor was hospitalised in Ichsia island while shooting his upcoming film Cassino on Ischia, helmed by Frank Ciota. He will also be seen in Peter Soos' Gateway to the West. Meanwhile, the actor’s cause of death and other details are still awaited.

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