Hollywood Bids Farewell to “Thor” and “Rome” Actor Ray Stevenson

Ray Stevenson at the
Ray Stevenson at the "Thor: Ragnarok" film premiere in 2017. Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock (9126770gk)

Ray Stevenson, the British actor best known for his roles in the Thor films and the HBO series Rome, passed away at 58. He leaves dozens of memorable film and television roles behind, and many of his peers honored him on social media and sent condolences to his family.

Stevenson’s reps at Independent Talent confirmed the news but didn’t share any further details about his passing. He died four days ahead of his 59th birthday in Italy, where he was working on his upcoming film Cassino in Ischia, which will be released posthumously.

Stevenson’s career spans three decades and his impressive filmography includes over 60 credits. He’s best known for playing Titus Pullo in HBO’s historical series Rome, in addition to voicing Gar Saxon in several Star Wars projects, including Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

On the film side, Stevenson is best known for portraying Volstagg in Marvel’s Thor movies. He also played a key role in the Divergent series, in addition to appearing in King Arthur, Punisher: War Zone, The Three Musketeers, Kill the Irishman, and we’ve recently seen him in the Indian epic RRR.

Several of Stevenson’s projects will be released posthumously, including the Disney+ series Ahsoka and the historical drama 1242: Gateway to the West.