Ray Stevenson, actor in ‘Thor,’ ‘RRR’ and ‘Ahsoka,’ dies at 58

Ray Stevenson, a veteran character actor best known for his roles in the “Thor” film franchise, “RRR” and the upcoming “Ahsoka” series, died Sunday at 58.

His publicist Nicki Fioravante confirmed the actor’s death, four days before his birthday, to USA TODAY in an email Monday. No additional details were shared about his death.

His career in kicked off in the 1990s with television appearances before his role as Dagonet, one of the Knights of the Round Table, in 2004’s adventure film “King Arthur” brought him notoriety on an international scale. He landed a leading role in Marvel’s 2008 “Punisher: War Zone,” and he was known for his role in 2008’s “Outpost.”

Ray Stevenson has died at 58. In this photo, the actor is pictured in London in April 2023.

Stevenson has three projects set to come out soon, including “Cassino in Ischia,” “Gateway to the West” and the upcoming Disney+ limited series “Ahsoka.”

Ray Stevenson as Frank Castle in a scene from the motion picture "Punisher: War Zone." Photo by Lionsgate (Via MerlinFTP Drop)

Stevenson was born on a British army base in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, on May 25, 1964, according to IMDb. He moved with his family to the United Kingdom when he was 8 years old and later went to Cramlington, Northumberland, where he spent the majority of his childhood, according to IMDb.

The actor married Ruth Gemmel in 1997 before the couple split in 2005. He is survived by two children, Sebastiano Derek Stevenson and Leonardo George Stevenson, whom he shared with partner Elisabetta Caraccia.

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Ray Stevenson stars in EuropaCorp's motion picture 'The Transporter Refueled .' Credit: Bruno Calvo, EUROPACORP [Via MerlinFTP Drop]

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