The actor of Northern Irish origin died at the age of 58 after an illness on the set in Ischia. He had starred in Rome and in the as yet unreleased series Ahsoka Star Wars.
Actor Ray Stevenson (photo Lapresse)
Northern Irish actor Ray Stevenson he would have died following a heart attack linked to a serious anaphylactic shock, according to reports from the newspapers Il Corriere della Sera and Il Mattino. Stevenson died on the morning of Monday May 22, 2023 on the island of Ischiain the Gulf of Naples, where he was busy filming the film “Cassino on Ischia”directed by Frank Ciotain which he also stars Ugo Dighero. Stevenson would have been hospitalized from Saturday 20 May, due to a sudden illness. His US-based advertising firm, Viewpointsconfirmed his death to the BBC, but did not provide any details on the circumstances and cause of death.
He had acted in Rome and Ahsoka Star Wars
Well known to the general public and loved for his interpretation of the centurion Titus Pullo in the Rai-Bbc-Hbo series “Rome”, would have turned 59 on May 25. Recently he had also been involved in the live action television filming of Ahsoka Star Warswhere he plays the character of Baylan Skoll, which is scheduled for release this August on Disney+. Stevenson has also worked as a voice actor in “Star Wars Rebels” And “The Clone Wars”in the role of Gar Saxon.
Stevenson had been hospitalized since Saturday at theRizzoli Hospital of Ischia. After the illness, he was immediately transported to the recovery room. However, the doctors at the hospital discovered that his lungs were seriously compromised. The British actor sadly would have died, despite attempts to save his life.
A long and successful career
The actor leaves three children with his partner, the Italian anthropologist Elizabeth Caracciamet on the set of “Rome”. Stevenson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, in 1964. He graduated at the age of 29 from the Bristol Old Vic Theater School, the same school attended by other great actors such as Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicholas Farrell, Jeremy Irons and Gene Wilder. In his long and successful career, he starred in films “King Arthur” Of Antoine Fuquain 2004, with Clive Owenand in films inspired by marvel comics “Punisher – War Zone” And “The Super Hero Squad Show”where he plays the superhero Frank Castle-The Punisher. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe And Volstaggone of the characters in the saga of Thor. She also starred in “Divergent”.