James Gunn and Rosario Dawson are two of the celebrities mourning the loss of Ray Stevenson on social media. The “Marvel” star was 58 years old.
The grief in the film industry is great: Rosario Dawson (44) and James Gunn (56) are two of the Hollywood stars who paid tribute to Ray Stevenson (1964-2023) after his death at the age of 58. According to media reports, the actor’s management had previously confirmed the news of his death. How he died is not yet known.
“Stunned and shocked”
Rosario Dawson, who will star alongside Ray Stevenson in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ series Ahsoka, on pictures of her with her late colleague: ‘A giant of a man… @officialraystevenson I am stunned and devastated by this tragic, devastating news. He left this world far too soon.” The actress added: “I’m at a loss for words …” With the pictures she wanted to share his “always ready and present smile”. “Love you forever. I carry your family in my heart,” she continued.
Director James Gunn had dealings with Stevenson on the set of the film ‘Thor: The Dark Kingdom’ (2013). In the superhero film, the deceased plays the character Volstagg. Gunn stated it was “a pleasure” to work with him. : “Damn. So sorry to hear about the premature death of Ray Stevenson. I only knew him a little from filming the end credits of Thor 2 and a few interactions at events, but we had a good time and it was a pleasure to work with him.”
A “brilliant actor”
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ray Stevenson, who brought humor and wit to the character of Volstagg. He was a wonderful actor who will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”
is reminded of the actor: “It breaks our hearts to hear of the passing of our dear friend Ray Stevenson.”
(58), who appeared alongside Ray Stevenson in the BBC historical series “Rome”, described him as a “brilliant actor”. He tweeted: “So sad to hear the news that Ray Stevenson, our Pullo in Rome, has passed away. A brilliant, brave, larger than life actor who filled every role he played to the brim. My thoughts are with his family, his lovely wife Betta and their wonderful children. What a loss.”
Luke Evans (44) has also worked with Stevenson in the past. with the deceased, adding: “Goodbye my friend. You were a kind and loving person, full of life and energy, you were the giant I stood by and admired. I will forever appreciate your bear hugs and your contagious Miss laughter. Sending my love to you Betta and your wonderful family.”
From King Arthur to Star Wars: Ahsoka
Ray Stevenson was born George Raymond Stevenson on May 25, 1964 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. He grew up in Newcastle in north east England. After working as an interior designer, he devoted himself to acting studies at the age of 27.
Smaller series and film roles followed, including in “King Arthur”. His breakthrough came with the leading role of Titus Pullo in the TV series “Rome”. In 2008, Stevenson starred in the Marvel Comics adaptation Punisher: War Zone.
He recently gained notoriety through the “Thor” film series, in which he played the role of Volstagg in 2011, 2013 and 2017. Most recently, Stevenson starred in the popular series Vikings, Das Boot, and Star Wars: Ahsoka, as well as the movie RRR (2022).
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