Conflict Zone’ and ‘RRR’ Star, Dies at 58

Stunning information: Ray Stevenson, the commanding display presence identified for his roles on the TV sequence Rome and in a number of Marvel initiatives, has died. He was solely 58 years previous.

Particulars of his demise haven’t been made public but; in accordance with TheWrap, “whereas his passing has been confirmed by his publicists, the reason for demise is at the moment undisclosed.” At the very least one Italian website claims Stevenson was within the nation filming a challenge, and was hospitalized over the weekend.

Stevenson was born in Lisburn, Northern Eire in 1964. After attending the Previous Vic Theatre College, he started showing in tv and movies beginning within the Nineties. His first main Hollywood position got here in 2004, when he was one of many Knights of the Spherical Desk in Antoine Fuqua’s King Arthur. A couple of years after that, he took over the position of the Punisher for Tom Jane in Punisher: Conflict Zone. Whether or not you like the film or not, Stevenson was undeniably intimidating within the title position. He appeared like he stepped proper out of one among artist Tim Bradstreet’s well-known covers for the Punisher Marvel comedian.

Stevenson by no means obtained to play the Punisher in one other film, however Marvel Studios took discover of his work, after which solid him because the Asgardian god Volstagg in Thor, Thor: The Darkish World, and Thor: Ragnarok. Stevenson’s different notable big-screen roles included The E book of EliThe Different GuysKill the Irishman, 2011’s The Three Musketeers, the Divergent franchise, and RRR, the current Tollywood smash the place he performed the important thing villain, Governor Buxton.

For tv, Stevenson was greatest identified for his starring position on HBO’s Rome, which lasted for 2 seasons within the mid-2000s. He can have a key position within the upcoming Star Wars sequence, Ahsoka; he was featured within the present’s current trailer taking part in an evil Jedi character.

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Stevenson was a younger man; his 59th birthday was only a few days away on the time of his passing. Given his specialty of morally-flawed heroes and menacing antagonists, he was actually simply beginning to enter his prime. This can be a horrible loss.

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