Rajamouli mourns the death of Ray Stevenson: ‘Working with him was a pure joy’
NEW DELHI, May 23 (IANS) Irish actor Ray Stevenson may have played the sinister British governor of Delhi in ‘RRR’, but he was a much loved man on the sets as SS Rajamouli paid tribute to him on his apparent death. Indicates.
“Shocking,” the “RRR” maker tweeted. “I just can’t believe this news. Ray brought so much energy and dynamism to the sets. It was infectious. Working with him was a pure joy. My prayers are with his family. May his soul rest in peace.”
As reported by IANS, Stephenson passed away on Sunday at the age of 58.
He began his career appearing in TV shows in the 1990s and then landed action roles in Hollywood movies starting in the 2000s, the most famous of which was Volstagg in Marvel’s ‘Thor’ franchise.
His first major film role came in Antoine Fuqua’s 2004 adventure film ‘King Arthur’, playing Dagonet, one of the Knights of the Round Table. In the film, his character sacrifices himself in battle to help Arthur (Clive Owen) and his fellow warriors, ‘Variety’ reports
In 2008, Stevenson starred in the Marvel movie, Punisher: War Zone, playing the titular mercenary, aka Frank Castle, Variety adds.
Prior to his death, Stevenson starred in the upcoming action-adventure limited series, ‘Ahsoka’, a spin-off of ‘The Mandalorian’ from the Star Wars series. He played Baylan Skool, a former Jedi who escaped Order 66 by fleeing to the Unknown Regions. He is the master of Shin and an ally of Thrawn. This was his last role.