Ray Stevenson, star of ‘RRR.’, ‘Thor’ and ‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’, dies at 58

A rep for the actor said he died on Sunday, four days before his 59th birthday.

Monday, May 22, 2023 7:13 p.m.

Ray Stevenson attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ on October 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.


Ray Stevenson, the actor who starred in films like ‘Punisher: Warzone’ and the Indian hit ‘RRR’, has died, ABC News has confirmed.

A rep for the actor said he died on Sunday, four days before his 59th birthday. No further details are available at this time, the representative added.

Stevenson was also known for his television roles, such as HBO’s “Rome” and the upcoming “Star Wars: Ahsoka,” which debuted in August.

He began his acting career playing roles in several TV miniseries in the 90s, including “A Woman’s Guide to Adultery” in 1993 and “The Tide of Life” in 1996. He also starred in several TV movies such as “The Return of the Native” in 1994 and “The Theory of Flight”.

In 2004, he landed the role of Dagonet in the film “King Arthur”, with Keira Knightley and Clive Owen.

Stevenson went on to star in several TV series and other movies in the early 2000s, including the TV series “Rome” as Titus Pullo and the movie “Punisher: War Zone” where he played the lead role of Frank Castle.

In 2014, he starred in the first film “Divergent” as Marcus. Stevenson went on to star as the character in subsequent films in the franchise: “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” and “Allegiant.”

After “Divergent,” Stevenson appeared in “Thor: Ragnarok” as Volstagg, which also starred Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, and Idris Elba. He also voiced the character of Gar Saxon in “Star Wars: Rebels” in 2016 and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” in 2020.

One of his most recent roles was in the Oscar-winning film “RRR,” in which he played Scott Buxton.

He is set to appear as Baylan Skoll in the upcoming “Star Wars” miniseries “Ahsoka” later this year.

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