Who was Ray Stevenson and what did the actor from “Thor” and “Star Wars: Ahsoka” die of?

hollywood is mourning. On May 22, 2023, the death of Ray Stevenson, a renowned actor from marvel movies and projects like HBO’s “Rome” or Showtime’s “Dexter.” He was only 58 years old.

One of the last jobs he was involved in was “RRR”the successful film of HH Rajamouli who won an award Oscar. In the Indian film, she gave life to the evil governor scott buxtonthe main antagonist of the story.

The interpreter was also part of “Star Wars: Ahsoka”the series of Disney+ which will be added to the streaming platform’s catalog in August 2023. In addition to this production, the artist’s posthumous credits will include the films “1242: Gateway to the West” and Cassino in Ischia.


ray stevenson was an Irish film and television actor. From an early age he showed an interest in art, which is why he attended the Bristol Old Vic Theater School in Bristol, England. Among his most famous roles, the following stand out: Tito Pullo de “Rome”Captain Blackbeard of “Black Sails”Isaac Sirko of Dexter and Volstagg’s “Thor.”


  • Full name: George Raymond Stevenson
  • Date of birth: May 25, 1964
  • Place of birth: Lisburn, Northern Ireland
  • Age at death: 58 years
  • Date of death: May 21, 2023
  • Place of death: Lacco Ameno, Italy
  • Occupation: actor
  • Years active: 1993-2023


The artist began his career in the 1990s, appearing on various television shows. Later, in 1998, he debuted on the big screen with the movie “The Theory of Flight” and, in 2004, he had his first important role: Dagonet, one of the Knights of the Round Table in the feature film King Arthur by Antoine Fuqua.

He was popular in Marvel, after starring in the film Punisher: War Zone and give life to volstagg in the saga “Thor”. In “Star Wars”gave voice to Gar Saxonuntil getting the important role of Baylan Skoll in “Ahsoka.”


According to its file on IMDb, these are the main Movies and TV series in which the actor worked:

Ray Stevenson Movies:

  • “The Theory of Flight” (1998) as a gigolo
  • “King Arthur” (2004) as Dagonet
  • “Punisher: War Zone” (2008) as Frank Castle / The Punisher
  • “The Other Guys” (2010) as Roger Wesley
  • “Thor” (2011) as Volstagg
  • “Thor: The Dark World” (2013) as Volstagg
  • “Divergent” (2014) as Marcus Eaton
  • “Big Game” (2015)
  • “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” (2015) as Marcus Eaton
  • “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” (2016) as Marcus Eaton
  • “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017) as Volstagg
  • “Cold Skin” (2017) as Gruner
  • “RRR” (2022) as Governor Scott Buxton
Ray Stevenson as Volstagg in "Thor" (Photo: Marvel Studios)

Ray Stevenson as Volstagg in “Thor” (Photo: Marvel Studios)

Ray Stevenson Series:

  • “The Bill” (2000)
  • Holby City (2000)
  • Dalziel and Pascoe (2001)
  • “Murphy’s Law” (2003)
  • “Red Cap” (2003)
  • “Waking the Dead” (2004) as Dr. Tim Faulkner
  • “Rome” (2005-2007) as Tito Pullo
  • “Dexter” (2012) as Isaac Sirko
  • “Black Sails” (2016-2017) as Edward Teach (Blackbeard)
  • “Star Wars Rebels” (2016) as Gar Saxon
  • “The Spanish Princess” (2020) as King James IV of Scotland
  • “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (2022) as Gar Saxon
  • “Ahsoka” (2023) as Baylan Skoll


Stevenson married English actress Ruth Gemmellwhom he met on the set of “Band of Gold” (nineteen ninety five). However, they divorced in 2005, after 8 years of marriage.

Shortly after, he began a relationship with the Italian anthropologist Elizabeth Caraccia. They both had two children: Sebastiano Derek Stevenson and Leonardo George Stevensonborn in 2007 and 2011, respectively.

Ray Stevenson and Elisabetta Caraccia at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival (Photo: AFP)

Ray Stevenson and Elisabetta Caraccia at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival (Photo: AFP)


The death of ray stevenson was confirmed by one of their representatives to Variety. Although the exact causes of his death are unknown, it is known that it occurred on Sunday May 21, 2023.

The actor was in the city lacco ameno from Italy, recording the film “Cassino in Ischia”. It is expected to have more information about his sensitive death in the next few hours.