Director SS Rajamouli on Tuesday remembered actor Ray Stevenson, who performed the villainous British governor in RRR, as somebody who introduced “infectious” vitality to the movie’s units.
Stevenson died in Italy on Sunday, 4 days earlier than his 59th birthday, his publicist confirmed with entertainment web site Variety. No reason behind loss of life was out there.
In a Twitter publish, Rajamouli mentioned he was shocked to know in regards to the Irish actor’s loss of life.
“… Just cannot imagine this news. Ray introduced in a lot vitality and vibrancy with him to the units. It was infectious. Working with him was pure pleasure. My prayers are along with his household. May his soul relaxation in peace,” the filmmaker captioned a throwback image with Stevenson from RRR units.
Shocking… Just cannot imagine this news. Ray introduced in a lot vitality and vibrancy with him to the units. It was infectious. Working with him was pure pleasure.
My prayers are along with his household. May his soul relaxation in peace. pic.twitter.com/HytFxHLyZD
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) May 23, 2023
The official Twitter web page of RRR shared a behind-the-scenes picture of the late actor filming a vital motion scene within the movie.
“He was 56 years outdated once we have been shooting this troublesome scene however he didn’t hesitate whereas performing this stunt. We will endlessly cherish having you on the units of #RRR, Ray Stevenson. Gone too quickly,” the tweet learn.
He was 56 years outdated once we have been shooting this troublesome scene however he didn’t hesitate whereas performing this stunt.
We will endlessly cherish having you on the units of #RRR, Ray Stevenson.
Gone too quickly 💔 pic.twitter.com/LdzecSIO2H
— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) May 23, 2023
In his profession spanning 25 years, Stevenson additionally performed Volstagg, an Asgardian warrior within the Thor movies and a member of the thirteenth Legion within the BBC/HBO drama sequence Rome.
Filmmaker James Gunn mentioned whereas he did not work extensively with Stevenson, he has fond reminiscences of collaborating with the actor whereas shooting post-credits scenes of Thor: The Dark World (2013).
“Damn. So sorry to listen to in regards to the passing, far too younger, of Ray Stevenson. I solely knew him just a little from shooting post-credits of Thor 2 & a pair interactions at occasions, however we had some good laughs & he was a pleasure to work with. His pals & household are in my coronary heart right this moment,” Gunn mentioned in a tweet.
The official Twitter web page of Marvel Studios, house to Thor movie franchise, mentioned the actor can be missed.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ray Stevenson, who introduced humor and wit to the character of Volstagg. He was a beautiful actor who can be deeply missed, and our ideas are along with his household and family members,” the studio mentioned.
Stevenson additionally did voice work in Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars as Gar Saxon.
He has a job within the upcoming Star Wars live-action sequence Ahsoka, wherein he performs a villain, Baylan Skoll. The eight-episode season is anticipated on Disney in August.
Stevenson has three sons with Italian anthropologist Elisabetta Caraccia, who he met whereas engaged on Rome.
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