At 58, actor Ray Stevenson, known for his parts in films like Thor and Star Wars, has passed away.

His agent, Nicki Fioravante, confirmed Stevenson’s death on Sunday.

Numerous sources claim that the bulky British actor was unexpectedly hospitalized while shooting in Italy.

The actor Ray Stevenson was excellent. The British actor appeared in various genres, including action, drama, and historical films, and he always had a commanding presence on screen.

He was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, on May 25, 1964. When he was eight years old, his family moved to England. In The Theory of Flight (1998), Ray Stevenson made his acting debut.

He was most likely known for his skillful depiction of Titus Pullo in the HBO television series Rome, which ran from 2005 to 2007.

In an interview, Stevenson remarked that the year was one of the most significant ones in his life. It forced me to sit and tell myself to do the work. The work is finished.

Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman, among others, were frequently mentioned by Stevenson as his heroes and sources of inspiration for his acting career.

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Thor, Volstagg, a member of the Warriors Three, played one of Stevenson’s most illustrious parts. In Punisher: War Zone, he played Frank Castle, a.k.a. the Punisher. The gifted veteran actor appeared in the current Indian movie RRR, which won an Oscar in 2022.

Throughout his filmography, Ray Stevenson constantly portrayed characters with a compelling mix of villainous and heroic traits, enthralling audiences with his diverse on-screen presence. Stevenson has been characterized as an actor with confidence, presence, and enough testosterone to power a city block one movie critic.

He once remarked, “I guess I’m an old warrior at heart.”

The six-foot-four, towering actor made an effort to avoid violence off-screen nevertheless. Rugby gave him a way to express his aggression while growing up in northern England; this talent would later come in handy when performing stunts for movies.

The 58-year-old actor was picked to feature alongside Rosario Dawson in the new Disney+ feature Wars series Ahsoka, which serves as a spinoff from the well-liked program The Mandalorian, and his fans were eagerly awaiting seeing more of him in future projects.

Sadly, we won’t have more chances to see this adored actor in brand-new movie moments. Ray Stevenson passed away on Sunday in Italy, only four days before his 59th birthday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

He was reportedly hospitalized on the island of Ischia while filming for the movie Casino on Ischia, according to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

The three kids Ray Stevenson left behind are Sebastiano, 15, Leonardo, 12, and Lodovico. He had these kids with his longtime partner Elisabetta Caraccia, an anthropologist from Italy whom he had met at work.

This is so awful to hear! He had so many parts that I adored him in. His size and presence greatly enhanced his acting ability. Ray Stevenson excelled in all he did.

He was a great actor who passed away way too young. He will be missed. His family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers.