On Tuesday, “RRR” director SS Rajamouli remembered actor Ray Stevenson, who played the evil British governor, as having “infectious” enthusiasm on the set.
Four days before his 59th birthday, Stevenson passed away in Italy on Sunday, his representative revealed to the entertainment website Variety.
There was no listed cause of death.Rajamouli expressed his shock at learning of the Irish actor’s passing on Twitter.
Just can’t trust these reports. Ray infused the sets with an incredible amount of vigour and enthusiasm. It spread easily.
It was a joy to work with him. I’m sending up prayers for his family. May his soul rest in peace, the director said in the caption of an old photo of Stevenson from the “RRR” sets.
An image from the set of “RRR”‘s filming a key action scene was posted by the movie’s official Twitter account.”
When we were filming this challenging sequence, he was 56 years old, but he didn’t hesitate to pull off this trick. Ray Stevenson, we will always love having you on the #RRR sets.
Too soon, it read in the tweet.In addition to Volstagg, an Asgardian warrior in the “Thor” movie, Stevenson also portrayed him in the BBC/HBO drama series “Rome” as a soldier of the 13th Legion.
His acting career spanned 25 years.Although he didn’t have a lot of time to work with Stevenson, director James Gunn said he has pleasant recollections of the two of them working together on the “Thor: The Dark World” (2013) post-credits scenes.