Actor Ray Stevenson — who has appeared in multiple Star Wars projects throughout his career — has died at the age of 58.
According to Variety, the actor’s first major film role came in 2004’s King Arthur. He starred in many films and TV shows, even going on to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Volstagg alongside Chris Hemsworth in the Thor movies.
Star Wars fans might recognize his voice above all else — he appeared in two of the franchise’s animated shows, voicing Gar Saxon in both The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.
Stevenson will return to Star Wars once again in the Ahsoka series, set to premiere this fall. Filming was completed before his death, but the postmortem appearance in the show’s first season means he will not return in future episodes.
You can watch the actor’s appearance — what will be his final role in the Star Wars universe — in the show’s first full trailer.
While not much is known about the actor’s role in the series — much of the show’s premise and characters are being kept under wraps until episodes premiere on Disney+ later this year — his character gained the attention of fans when he ignited what appears to be an orange lightsaber.
Big or small, there’s no doubt Stevenson’s role in Ahsoka will be one to remember. The actor’s on-screen presence continuously captivates audiences — it’s why he landed roles in some of Hollywood’s biggest franchises over the past few decades.
The actor will appear in two final projects outside of Star Wars that were filmed before his death.
May the Force be with you, Mr. Stevenson. You will be missed.
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