“Thor” and “Star Wars: Ahsoka” Actor Ray Stevenson Passes Away at Age 58, Also Played Marvel’s The Punisher

Irish actor Ray Stevenson, best known for his roles as Porthos in 2011’s The Three Musketeers and as Volstagg in Marvel Studios’ Thor and Thor: The Dark World, has passed away at age 58.

Stevenson had already filmed his role in Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated upcoming Star Wars: Ahsoka series (set to premiere in August) and was present at Star Wars Celebration Europe in London last month in promotion of the show. He also played the title character in Lionsgate’s Punisher: War Zone in 2008, making him one of the few actors who have portrayed multiple Marvel Comics characters through the years.

What’s happening:

  • Actor Ray Stevenson has passed away at age 58. He was best known for his roles in The Three Musketeers, the Thor movies, Kill the Irishman, and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant.
  • Stevenson also plays the mysterious red lightsaber-wielding character named Baylan Skoll in the upcoming Star Wars: Ahsoka series from Lucasfilm, which arrives on Disney+ in August.
  • Additional roles for Ray Stevenson have included Dagonet in King Arthur, Titus Pullo in HBO’s Rome series, Frank Castle in Punisher: War Zone, and the voice of Gar Saxon in both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

What they’re saying:

  • The Peter Mayhew Foundation: “We are sad to hear of the passing of Ray Stevenson. You may recognize Ray as Baylon Skoll from the upcoming Ahsoka show on Disney+. You may also remember his work as the voice of mandalorian super commando Gar Saxon in The Clone Wars. Our sincerest condolences to his family.”
  • Composer Bear McCreary: “I'm shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Ray Stevenson. I was honored to write him a theme for his mesmerizingly unforgettable Blackbeard on Black Sails. What a talent! RIP”

Mike Celestino
Mike serves as Laughing Place's lead Southern California reporter, Editorial Director for Star Wars content, and host of the weekly "Who's the Bossk?" Star Wars podcast. He's been fascinated by Disney theme parks and storytelling in general all his life and resides in Burbank, California with his beloved wife and cats.