Ray Stevenson, Actor In ‘Thor’, ‘Punisher: War Zone,’ ‘RRR’, Dies At 58
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actor Ray Stevenson arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Thor: The Dark World" at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
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Ray Stevenson, who played major roles in both movie and television shows, has died. He was 58 years old.

A spokesperson for Stevenson said that actor died on Sunday, four days before his 59th birthday. No other details were available about what happened.

Stevenson was born on May 25, 1964, in Northern Ireland and began his acting career in the 1990s.

His first role in a major film came in 2004 when he played Dagonet in the movie “King Arthur.” 

A few years later, he landed a major role as Frank Castle in the Marvel film “Punisher: War Zone.”

Stevenson appeared in numerous other major films and tv shows, including “The Book of Eli,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “The Three Musketeers,” “Thor,” “RRR,” Disney+ “Star Wars” series “Ahsoka,” according to Variety. He also voiced characters in “Star Wars Rebels” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

The report noted that Stevenson also starred in HBO’s “Rome,” in Showtime’s “Dexter,” and in Starz’ “Black Sails.”

Director James Gunn responded to the news of Stevenson’s passing on Twitter, writing: “Damn. So sorry to hear about the passing, far too young, of Ray Stevenson. I only knew him a little from shooting post-credits of Thor 2 & a couple interactions at events, but we had some good laughs & he was a joy to work with. His friends & family are in my heart today.”

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