Ray Stevenson’s untimely death at the age of 58 has left fans mourning the loss of the beloved Irish actor. Following the confirmation of his passing by his publicist, details regarding the cause of his death have not yet been disclosed.
Stevenson had an impressive career spanning over a decade, with numerous blockbuster credits to his name. Among his notable roles were The Punisher, King Arthur, The Three Musketeers, Black Sails, and Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday, to name just a few.
While Stevenson’s on-screen persona often portrayed the action-man archetype, it was his performance as Roger Wesley in Adam McKay’s The Other Guys that resonated deeply with his fans. This action-comedy film showcased Stevenson’s comedic side alongside a star-studded cast, including Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, and Steve Coogan.
The film revolves around two disgraced police officers, Terry (Wahlberg) and Allen (Ferrell), who are tasked with investigating a case involving a dubious businessman named David Ershon (Coogan). Forced to put aside their differences, the duo strives to live up to their idolized colleagues.
Although The Other Guys was released over a decade ago in 2010, it continues to leave a lasting impact on audiences, having grossed over $170 million (approximately £136 million) worldwide.
Since news of Stevenson’s passing emerged, numerous tributes have poured in on social media, with many fans fondly recalling his role and a memorable line from the film. During a meeting where Terry, Allen, and Wesley face reprimand from the precinct captain, played by Keaton, Wesley utters the iconic line: “There are three things I love in this world: Kylie Minogue, small dimples just above a woman’s buttocks, and the fear in a man’s eye who knows I’m about to hurt him.”
Fans have expressed their grief and appreciation for Stevenson’s talent. One Twitter user wrote, “Ray Stevenson was a significant reason why The Other Guys is one of my favorite movies. Going to miss him.” Another shared, “Loved this line in The Other Guys! RIP Ray Stevenson.” A commenter remarked, “Ray Stevenson’s passing is a real bummer. He was fantastic in everything he appeared in; personally, I loved him in The Other Guys.” A fourth individual posted, “RIP to Ray Stevenson. He was memorable and great in every role, but he had one of my favorite moments in The Other Guys… he will be missed.”
The legacy of Ray Stevenson and his contribution to The Other Guys will undoubtedly endure as fans celebrate his remarkable talent and cherish his unforgettable performances. Rest in peace, Ray Stevenson.