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‘Thor,’ ‘Divergent’ actor Ray Stevenson dies at age 58


Veteran actor Ray Stevenson, whose film and TV credits include RRR, the Thor and Divergent films, and Star Wars animated series, died Sunday in Italy at the age of 58. No cause of death has been released.

Stevenson played the main antagonist Scott Buxton in SS Rajamouli’s global box office smash RRR and is known for playing Volstagg in Marvel’s Thor franchise and Othere in History’s Vikings. He also has voiced Gar Saxon in the animated Star Wars series The Clone Wars and Rebels and was set to join Rosario Dawson in Disney+’s upcoming ‘The Mandalorian’ spinoff Ahsoka as Baylan Skoll – one of the “main antagonists” in the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Stevenson was most recently cast in historical drama 1242: Gateway to the West, taking over the lead role that originally was to be played by Kevin Spacey.

The actor was married to Ruth Gemmel from 1997-2005.  He is survived by two children, Sebastiano Derek Stevenson and Leonardo George Stevenson, whom he shares with partner Elisabetta Caraccia.

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