Ray Stevenson. Image credit: Twitter @RRRMovie
Los Angeles/IBNS: Actor Ray Stevenson, who worked in several major TV shows and the popular Indian movie RRR, died on Sunday.
The actor, who played the character of British Governor Scott Buxton in SS Rajamouli’s RRR, was 58.
Confirming his death, the official Twitter handle of RRR said: “What shocking news for all of us on the team!”
“Rest in peace, Ray Stevenson.You will stay in our hearts forever, SIR SCOTT,” read the tweet.
Filmmaker SS Rajamouli also mourned the death of the actor and tweeted: “Shocking… Just can’t believe this news. Ray brought in so much energy and vibrancy with him to the sets. It was infectious. Working with him was pure joy.”
“My prayers are with his family. May his soul rest in peace,” he said.
He portrayed Dagonet in the film King Arthur (2004) and Titus Pullo in the BBC/HBO television series Rome (2005–2007).
He portrayed two Marvel Comics characters: Frank Castle / The Punisher in Punisher: War Zone (2008) and The Super Hero Squad Show, and Volstagg in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (2011–2017).
His other films include Kill the Irishman (2011), where he portrayed mobster Danny Greene, The Three Musketeers (2011), and RRR (2022), where he portrayed the villainous Governor Scott.
His television roles include Ukrainian mobster Isaak Sirko in the seventh season of Dexter, Blackbeard in the third and fourth seasons of Black Sails, and voicing Gar Saxon in Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.