Remembering Ray Stevenson: An Irish-Born Actor
On May 21, 2023, the entertainment industry lost a talented actor. Ray Stevenson, the Irish-born actor who was known for his memorable roles in various movies and TV shows, passed away at the young age of 58. He was filming Frank Ciota’s movie, Cassino in Ischia, Italy when he died.
According to media reports, the actor had a health problem that forced him to be admitted to the Rizzola hospital in Naples, where he died. The cause of his condition is currently unknown, but it is known that he experienced discomfort during the first days of filming.
Stevenson had just made his final public appearance a few months prior in May, at the fan meeting of Star Wars in London. There, he spoke about his role as Baylan Skoll, an evil Sith in The Mandalorian spin-off series, Ashoka. The program, set to air in August, is now set to be a poignant reminder of the actor’s final performance.
From Bristol Old Vic to Hollywood
Stevenson’s professional career began in the 90s, where he started studying acting at the Bristol Old Vic theater company. Although he appeared in small roles initially, his big break came in 2005 for his portrayal of Tito Pullo in the Rome series. Since then, he has gone on to star in other notable TV shows such as Dexter, Vikings, Black Sails, and The Walking Dead.
Aside from his TV work, Stevenson also provided his voice for different animated series like War of Clones and Star Wars: Rebels. Over his career, he appeared in more than 20 films, including Punisher: War Zone, Cirque du Freak, and Thor. He was also known for his work in theater and TV movies.
Details about Stevenson’s funeral are still unknown. However, fans and colleagues alike remember him for his incredible talent and the contributions he made to the entertainment industry. His loss is a great reminder to cherish every moment and appreciate the talents that make our lives richer.