Actor Ray Stevenson, known for his roles in Harry Potter and Marvel’s Thor films, has passed away at the age of 58. The news of his death was confirmed by his publicist, although the cause has not been disclosed.
Stevenson’s co-stars and colleagues have expressed their condolences and paid tribute to the actor. Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter franchise, shared his sadness on Twitter, mentioning that Stevenson played his father in one of his earliest TV projects. Lewis described him as a talented actor with an impressive career and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to work with him.
James Purefoy, Stevenson’s co-star in the TV series Rome, also expressed his sorrow and praised the actor’s talent and larger-than-life presence. Purefoy shared his thoughts and condolences for Stevenson’s family, including his wife and children, emphasizing the loss that his passing represents.
SS Rajamoul, the director of the film RRR in which Stevenson appeared, couldn’t believe the news and expressed his disbelief and sadness. Rajamoul recalled the energy and vibrancy that Stevenson brought to the set and described working with him as pure joy. He extended his prayers to Stevenson’s family and wished for his soul to rest in peace.
Despite his untimely passing, Stevenson will still be seen in the Disney Plus Star Wars spin-off Ahsoka. His role in the series was previously announced at the Star Wars Celebration event earlier this year. Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, responded to Purefoy’s tribute by posting a broken-heart emoji, indicating his sorrow over Stevenson’s passing.
The loss of Ray Stevenson has left a void in the entertainment industry, with his co-stars and fans remembering him for his talent and vibrant performances. His contributions to popular franchises such as Harry Potter and Marvel’s Thor films have left a lasting impact on audiences worldwide.
As news of his passing spreads, tributes continue to pour in for the late actor, celebrating his memorable roles and the mark he left on the film and television industry. Stevenson’s legacy will be remembered by fans and colleagues alike as they reflect on the joy and talent he brought to his performances.