Northern Irish actor, Ray Stevenson passed away suddenly yesterday after a brief illness, reported Italian newspaper La Repubblica. According to the outlet, Stevenson has been filming a new project on the Italian island of Ischia when he suffered an illness that required hospitalization over the weekend. Unfortunately, the actor’s condition worsened, and he later died only four days before his 59th birthday.
The well-known actor had an accomplished background, familiar to Disney fans through his character Volstagg in the THOR Marvel films, and starred in the upcoming Star Wars: Ahsoka, which will debut in August. Stevenson also had a familiar voice that fans will remember as the character of Gar Saxon in both Star Wars: Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
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