Ray Stevenson in the top three Thor movies, divergent series and most recently starred in the Oscar-winning epic RRHe died on Sunday at the age of 58.
Stevenson’s publisher confirmed his death with PEOPLE on Monday, but further information on the cause of death was not available at this time. The actor died three days before his 59th birthday.
Italian newspaper Republic On Monday, it was reported that Stevenson is shooting an upcoming movie. casino in Ischia on the island of Ischia at the time of his death. It was reported that the actor was taken to the hospital after his illness.
A British actor, Stevenson made his screen debut with a series of television appearances in the 1990s and early 2000s before starting the HBO series. RomeHe played Titus Pollo. It left its mark on the cinema almost at the same time as the 2004s. King ArthurDirected by Antoine Fuqua, playing the knight Dagonet.
Before long Rome Ending in 2007, Stevenson had the opportunity to play the Marvel character Punisher/Frank Castle in the 2008s. Punisher: War Zone.
While the movie was a one-off before Marvel reintroduced the character played by Jon Bernthal, Stevenson soon earned a spot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thor franchise as Volstagg, one of Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) close allies throughout the first three movies in the series; character died during the events in 2017 Thor: Ragnarok.
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In the 2010s, Stevenson had a recurring role in the young adult dystopian series. divergent as Marcus, the father of the hero Four (Theo James). The actor acted in all three films. divergent while appearing in movies like movies Others (2010), kill the irish (2011) Three Musketeers And American soldier Joe: Retaliation (2013).
Stevenson enters the field Star wars universe occasionally called Gar Saxon rebels And clone wars animated television series. He was cast as a new enemy in the upcoming drama. Ashoka During the Star Wars Celebrations in April, the actor makes fun of him saying “wielding a lightsaber is the best feeling in the world”. Hollywood Reporter.
The actor also played the enemy Governor Buxton. RRIt became a huge hit in the US, as it won an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 95th Oscar in March.
except that one Ashoka role and casino in IschiaStevenson’s upcoming movie Gateway to the West According to his IMDb profile, he was in post production at the time of his death.
The actor is survived by a son named Sebastiano Derek Stevenson, whom he adopted in December 2007.