Mahesh Nadella | Published On: May, 23, 2023 | 11:10 AM
In a tragic turn of events, celebrated actor Ray Stevenson, widely known for his notable roles in films like RRR and Thor, passed away on Sunday at the age of 58. His representatives confirmed the news of his sudden demise, revealing that he was in Italy at the time. The unfortunate news came just four days before his upcoming birthday, leaving fans and the film industry in shock. The cause of his untimely death has not yet been disclosed.
Ray Stevenson gained significant recognition for his portrayal of the antagonist, Governor Scott Buxton, in the blockbuster film RRR, which starred Ram Charan and Jr NTR. His powerful performance as the racist and cruel character left a lasting impression on the audience. Director SS Rajamouli, who helmed the film, took to social media to express his grief over Ray’s passing.
Sharing a heartfelt tribute alongside a picture of himself with Ray from the film’s sets, SS Rajamouli expressed his disbelief and shock at the news. In his emotional post, the director mentioned Ray’s infectious energy and vibrant presence on set, describing the experience of working with him as pure joy. He extended his prayers and condolences to Ray’s family, hoping that his soul finds eternal peace.
Shocking… Just can't believe this news. Ray brought in so much energy and vibrancy with him to the sets. It was infectious. Working with him was pure joy.
My prayers are with his family. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/HytFxHLyZD
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) May 23, 2023
Following SS Rajamouli’s tribute, fans of Ray Stevenson also expressed their sorrow and admiration for the late actor. Many lauded his exceptional screen presence and solid performances, particularly highlighting his memorable role in RRR. Fans reminisced about his remarkable talent and expressed their desire to see more of his work on screen. The outpouring of condolences and heartfelt messages from fans serves as a testament to Ray’s impact and the void he leaves behind.
The official Twitter handle of the film RRR also paid tribute to Ray Stevenson, expressing their shock and sorrow at his sudden demise. In their post, they conveyed their condolences and stated that Ray will forever remain in their hearts as “Sir Scott,” the character he portrayed in the film.
What shocking news for all of us on the team! 💔
Rest in peace, Ray Stevenson.
You will stay in our hearts forever, SIR SCOTT. pic.twitter.com/YRlB6iYLFi
— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) May 22, 2023
Aside from his role in RRR, Ray Stevenson gained popularity for his appearance as Volstagg, a loyal friend of the titular character Thor, in the 2011 film Thor and its sequel Thor Ragnarok. His versatile performances showcased his acting prowess and garnered him a dedicated fan base.
Ray Stevenson’s untimely demise has left the film industry mourning the loss of a talented actor who made a significant impact with his roles. His contributions to cinema will be remembered, and his absence will be deeply felt by fans and colleagues alike.
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