In an emotional letter, RRR director SS Rajamouli expresses his condolences for the loss of actor Ray Stevenson, who portrayed the British Governor in the film.
Ray Stevenson, who gained fame in India for his portrayal of British Governor Scott Buxton in SS Rajamouli's RRR, has away at the age of 58. Additionally well-known for his roles as a 13th Legion soldier in HBO's Rome and an Asgardian warrior in the Thor flicks. The information was verified by RRR's official social media accounts. Additionally, SS Rajamouli wrote a letter expressing sorrow at the actor's passing.
Late Monday night, a picture of Ray from RRR with the remark, "What surprising news for all of us on the team! Ray Stevenson, please rest in peace. Sir Scott, you will live on in our hearts forever. #RRRMovie."
In a touching message, RRR director SS Rajamouli expressed his condolences for the loss of the renowned actor. Sharing an image from the movie's set, he tweeted, "Shocking... This news just seems too unbelievable. Ray contributed a lot of life and vitality to the settings. It spread easily. It was a delight to work with him. I'm sending up prayers for his family. May he rest in peace, his soul.
The actor's supporters expressed their sorrow in the comments section as well. Rarely do actors catch the camera, a fan wrote. What a commanding presence he had on screen. God grant his family courage and blessings on his soul. More of him on the screen would have been nice. "So heartbreaking," read another tweet. He made a great actor. His RRR performance was outstanding! We shall miss you. RIP."
In addition, Ray was well-known for his portrayals of Othere in Vikings and Volstagg in the Thor series from Marvel. In the animated Star Wars series The Clone Wars and Rebels, he provided the voice of Gar Saxon. He was also slated to appear with Rosario Dawson in Disney's planned Mandalorian spinoff Ashoka.
Ray was born on May 25, 1964, in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, according to Deadline. He made his on-screen debut in early 1990s European TV shows and telefilms. His debut role on a major motion picture was in Paul Greengrass' 1998 drama The Theory of Flight, which starred Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter. Later, he appeared in the films King Arthur (2004) by Antoine Fuqua, Punisher: War Zone (2008) by Lexi Alexander, The Book of Eli (2010) by the Hughes Brothers, and The Other Guys (2010) by Adam McKay.