RRR actor Ray Stevenson passed away in Italy on Sunday, May 21. The 58-year-old was best known for his roles in films such as Punisher: War Zone, King Arthur and Thor. The cause of Stevenson’s death is not yet known. The actor’s sudden death has sent shockwaves across the world to his colleagues and friends. SS Rajamouli, who directed Stevenson in RRR, expressed his condolences on social media.
Shocked to hear about Ray Stevenson's passing. Gone too soon. It was a great experience working with him. May his soul rest in peace.— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) May 23, 2023
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and dear ones during this difficult time.
Rajamouli wrote, ‘Shocking…that’s it’. Ray brought so much energy and vibrancy with him to the set. It was contagious. Working with him was a pure pleasure. My prayers are with his family. May his soul rest in peace.”
JR NTR who played the lead role in RRR also expressed his condolences. “Shocked to hear about the passing of Ray Stevenson. Gone too soon. It was a great experience working with him. May his soul rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.” They said.
RRR’s official Twitter account remembered Stevenson’s character. “What shocking news for all of us on the team. Rest in peace, Ray Stevenson. You will always be in our hearts, Sir Scott.”
Filmmaker James Gunn, who collaborated with Stevenson for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recalled that working with the actor was a pleasure.
The official handle of the Thor movies, in which Ray Stevenson played Volstagg, wrote that the actor will be greatly missed.
Actor Scott Adkins also mourned the death of his “good friend”. He tweeted, “Big Ray, I will miss you!”
Stevenson’s co-star in the television series Rome, James Purefoy, called him “a brilliant, daring, larger-than-life actor who played every role he played to perfection.”
Stevenson’s posthumous releases include Casino in Ischia and 1242: Gateway to the West. The actor was also set to appear in the Disney+ series Ahsoka.
Ray Stevenson was born in 1964 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. In the early 1990s, she starred in several European television programs and telefilms. In 1998, Stevenson made his film debut in Paul Greengrass’s Theory of Flight, starring Kenneth Branagh. and Helena Bonham Carter. The actor’s filmography includes Lexi Alexander’s Punisher: War Zone (2008), Antoine Fuqua’s King Arthur (2004) and Adam McKay’s The Other Guys (2010).