Ray Stevenson was only 58 years old
Northern Irish actor Ray Stevenson ("Thor") is dead. His agency confirmed: Stevenson died on the Italian island of Ischia at the age of 58.
Why was he on the Italian island? The industry magazine “Deadline” recently reported that Stevenson will play the leading role in the film “Cassino in Ischia”.
There was no information about the circumstances of death.
Stevenson is known for the Marvel movie Thor
Stevenson’s acting breakthrough came with a starring role as a Roman legionnaire in the television series Rome (2005-2007).
Later he was seen in several “Thor” film adaptations as Volstagg, one of the best friends of the eponymous Marvel hero.
As the musketeer Porthos, he thwarted the plan in “The Three Musketeers” (2011) alongside Matthew Macfadyen (48) and Logan Lerman (31) the villain played by Christoph Waltz (66).
Stevenson is also known from “Vikings” (2020). There he played the mysterious seafarer Othere.
And the actor was even seen in a German production: last year Stevenson played the role of naval officer Jack Swinburne in the third season of the German series Das Boot.
Hollywood star Ray Stevenson is dead
Irish actor Ray Stevenson has died aged 58. He was best known from the Marvel films “Thor”.
Hollywood star Ray Stevenson is dead. He died on Sunday, four days before his 59th birthday, as his spokeswoman Nicki Fioravante confirmed to the US industry magazine “Hollywood Reporter”.
As reported by several Italian media, Stevenson was hospitalized on the Italian island while filming the film “Cassino on Ischia” directed by Frank Ciota. Further details about his death are not yet known.
Stevenson should be known to Marvel and series fans in particular. He played the character Volstagg in three Thor films and the Marvel anti-hero Punisher in the 2008 film War Zone. He had previously celebrated his breakthrough with a leading role as a Roman legionnaire in the TV series “Rome”. He was also seen in TV hits like “Dexter” and “Vikings”. Last year he starred as naval officer Jack Swinburne in the third season of the German series Das Boot.
New “Star Wars” series coming out in August
Stevenson is no stranger to the Star Wars universe either. He voiced the character Gar Saxon in the animated series The Clone Wars and Rebels. In August, Star Wars: Ahsoka will be the second installment of The Mandalorian, following The Book of Boba Fett. Stevenson will star as Baylan Skoll alongside Rosario Dawson, who portrays the titular heroine.
The actor was born George Raymond Stevenson on May 25, 1964 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland and grew up in Newcastle in north-east England. After working as an interior designer, he devoted himself to acting studies at the age of 27. Stevenson is survived by his longtime partner Elisabetta Caraccia. The couple have two sons together, 15-year-old Sebastiano Derek and Leonardo George, who is three years younger.
He was only 58 years old: “Thor” star Ray Stevenson is dead
Ray Stevenson has died unexpectedly at the age of 58. The British actor is best known for the Thor film series. The cause of death is not yet known.
Mourning for Ray Stevenson: The British actor, known among other things from the “Thor” film series, died unexpectedly at the age of 58 on Sunday (May 21), just a few days before his birthday. His spokeswoman for The Hollywood Reporter confirmed this.
The cause of death is not yet known. Previously, Italian media had consistently reported that Stevenson was allegedly hospitalized during the production of the film “Cassino on Ischia” on the Italian island.
Ray Stevenson: From Interior Designer to Marvel Actor
Born George Raymond Stevenson on May 25, 1964 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. His father was an Air Force pilot and his mother was Irish. Ray Stevenson grew up in Newcastle in north east England. After working as an interior designer, he devoted himself to acting studies at the age of 27.
Smaller series and film roles followed, including in “King Arthur”. His breakthrough came with the leading role of Titus Pullo in the TV series “Rome”. In 2008, Stevenson starred in the Marvel Comics adaptation Punisher: War Zone.
He recently gained notoriety through the “Thor” film series, in which he played the role of Volstagg in 2011, 2013 and 2017. Most recently, Stevenson starred in the popular series Vikings, Das Boot, and Star Wars: Ahsoka, as well as the movie RRR (2022).
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