ABC News has confirmed that Ray Stephenson, an actor who appeared in films like “Punisher: Warzone” and the Hindi film “RRR,” has passed away.
A representative for the actor said he passed away on Sunday, four days before his 59th birthday. The representative added that no further details were available at this time.
Stevenson is also known for TV roles, such as HBO’s “Roma,” Starz’s “Black Sails,” and the highly anticipated “Star Wars: Ahsoka,” which debuted in August.
He began his acting career by starring in several TV series in the 1990s, including “A Woman’s Guide to Adultery” in 1993 and “The Stream of Life” in 1996. He also starred in many TV movies such as “Return from the Natives” in 1994 and Flight Theory.
In 2004, he got the role of Dagonet in the movie “King Arthur” starring Keira Knightley and Clive Owen.
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Stevenson went on to star in several TV series and more films during the early 2000s including the TV series ‘Roma’ as Titus Polo, and the movie ‘Punisher: Warzone’ where he played Frank Castle.
In 2014, he starred in his first film, “Divergent,” as Marcus. Stevenson went on to star in the following films in the franchise: ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ and ‘Allegiant’.
After Divergent, Stevenson appeared in “Thor: Ragnarok” as Volstagg, which also starred Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo and Idris Elba. He also voiced the character Gar Saxon in Star Wars: Rebels in 2016 and Star Wars: The Clone Wars in 2020.
One of his most recent roles was in the Oscar-winning movie “RRR”, in which he played Scott Buxton.
He is set to appear as Baylan Skoll in the upcoming “Star Wars” miniseries “Ahsoka” later this year.
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