Ray Stevenson Dies at 58

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Ray Stevenson, an Irish actor known for his roles in films like "Punisher: War Zone" and "Thor," has died at the age of 58

Stevenson was the third actor to portray the Punisher on screen, following Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane

Stevenson's career began in the 1990s with appearances on TV shows before he transitioned to Hollywood films in the 2000s

His first major film role was in Antoine Fuqua's "King Arthur," where he played Dagonet

Stevenson starred as the titular mercenary in the Marvel film "Punisher: War Zone" in 2008

He also appeared in the "Thor" films and the upcoming "Ahsoka" series

No information about Stevenson's cause of death has been released

Stevenson's death has shocked many of his colleagues in the entertainment industry, who are paying tribute to his talent and larger-than-life personality

Stevenson's "Rome" co-star James Purefoy described him as a "brilliant, gutsy, larger-than-life actor who filled every part he played right up to the brim"

Overall, Stevenson's death is a loss for the film industry and his fans, who appreciated his talent and memorable performances on screen