LONDON. – The actor Ray Stevenson, who appeared in major TV shows such as Rome, Vikings and Dexter, has died aged 58.
He was known for roles in the Thor films and the Divergent series, as well as several UK TV shows like Band of Gold, Peak Practice and Murphy’s Law.
His US-based publicist firm, Viewpoint, confirmed his death to the BBC but did not provide any further details.
No cause of death has been revealed but he was reportedly hospitalised during filming on the Italian island Ischia.
At the time of his death, he was working on an action movie, Cassino in Ischia.
His death was announced four days before his 59th birthday.
Stevenson was born in Northern Ireland but moved to England when he was eight years old.
His father was stationed with the Royal Air Force (RAF) near Lisburn, County Antrim, at the time of his birth in 1964.
His family relocated to Newcastle upon Tyne and he spent much of his childhood in England. – BBC.