Ray Stevenson, the burly British actor who starred as the villain Volstagg in the Thor movies and as the brutally evil governor in the recent Oscar-winning Indian hit RRR, has died. He was 58.
Stevenson died Sunday, four days shy of his birthday, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told . The Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported he had been hospitalized on the island of Ischia while in production on the film Cassino on Ischia, directed by Frank Ciota.
No other details of his death were immediately available.
The 6-foot-3 actor was an imposing presence onscreen and commanded attention when he took to the stage for a public appearance at Star Wars Celebration in April. He is one of the main antagonists in the upcoming Star Wars series Ahsoka.
He played Scott Buxton in RRR (2022), the action movie that became a sensation on Netflix, one of the highest-grossing films in India and an awards contender that captured the best song prize at the Oscars.
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