British actor Ray Stevenson has died suddenly at the age of 58. This became known on Monday, May 22, however, according to the TMZ portal, the death of the artist occurred the day before, on May 21, when he was filming on the Italian island of Ischia.
According to the newspaper la Repubblica, on Saturday, May 20, Stevenson was taken to the hospital due to poor health, later his condition worsened.
“Death occurred at the Rizzoli hospital on the island. Stevenson filmed for several days at Cassino in Ischia directed by Frank Chiota, which also stars Hugo Digero. On Saturday afternoon, he fell ill, requiring hospitalization.
The condition of the actor, already very serious at the time of hospitalization, worsened, and he soon died, ”the publication says.
No other details given. Stevenson did not live a few days before his 59th birthday – he was born on May 25, 1964 in Northern Ireland.
At the age of 8, he moved with his family to Leamington (Newcastle upon Tyne), later – to the city of Cramlington (Northumberland), where he spent his entire childhood. Ray is the middle of three sons of an RAF pilot and an Irish mother. He dreamed of becoming an actor since childhood, but at the same time he believed that this was unattainable.
Stevenson entered the film industry in 1993, appearing in various television episodes before landing a role in the 1998 film Flight Theory.
He has appeared in projects such as The Book of Eli, Rome, The Other Guys and Kill the Irishman. And in 2011, he got the role of Volstagg in Marvel’s Thor, where he later starred in two more sequels Thor: The Dark World in 2013 and Thor: Ragnarok in 2017.
Ray has also starred in Divergent, 9 episodes of Dexter, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Black Sails and Crossing the Line. He also played Scott Buxton in the recent Indian hit RRR.
“Star Wars fans will remember Ray voicing the character Gar Saxon in Rebels and The Clone Wars. He also played one of the roles in the TV series Ahsoka, which will premiere later this year,” writes TMZ.
In Ahsoka, Stevenson had an antagonistic role, namely the role of a former imperial admiral, clarifies la Repubblica.
Stevenson was married to actress Ruth Gemmell from 1997 to 2005. Since 2005, he has been in a relationship with the Italian anthropologist Elisabetta Caraccia, known for filming the series “Rome” – they had three children: Sebastiano Derek, Leonardo George and Lodovico.