Ray Stevenson RIP
Birth Name: George Raymond Stevenson
Date of Birth: 25 May, 1964
Place of Birth: Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Date of Death: 21 May, 2023
Place of Death: Lacco Ameno, Italy
Ethnicity: English, Irish
Ray Stevenson was a British actor. Particularly known for starring as Frank Castle / Punisher in Punisher: War Zone, he subsequently gave many supporting performances in Hollywood productions of the 2010s, usually as antagonists. His roles include the films The Theory of Flight, King Arthur (2004), Outpost, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, The Book of Eli, The Other Guys, Kill the Irishman, the Thor films, The Three Musketeers (2011), G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Jayne Mansfield’s Car, the Divergent/Insurgent/Allegiant trilogy, Big Game, The Transporter Refueled, Cold Skin, Accident Man, and its sequel; Final Score, RRR, and Memory (2022); and television’s City Central, Rome, Dexter, Saints & Strangers, Black Sails, Vikings, and Das Boot (2018).
He was born in Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, to an English father, who was in the RAF, and an Irish mother. In 1972, his family moved to Lemington, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and then Seaton Delaval. Ray had three children with his partner, anthropologist Elisabetta Caraccia.
Damn that sucks. I am a huge punisher fan and I thought he was a great Punisher is War Zone, really badass. Rest In Peace Ray!