Ray Stevenson, famous for roles in ‘Thor’ and ‘Rome,’ passes away at 58

Web Desk 08:08 PM | 25 May, 2023
Ray Stevenson, famous for roles in ‘Thor’ and ‘Rome,’ passes away at 58
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The entertainment world is mourning the loss of actor Ray Stevenson, who passed away at the age of 58.

He was known for his roles in major TV shows and movies, including the Thor films, the Divergent series, Rome, Vikings, and Dexter.

His US-based publicist firm, Viewpoint, confirmed his death to the BBC but did not provide any further details. Stevenson was reportedly hospitalized during filming on the Italian island Ischia, where he was working on an action movie, Cassino. The cause of death has not been revealed.

Stevenson's career spanned several decades, during which he appeared in numerous productions in both the UK and the US.

He was born in Northern Ireland but moved to England at a young age. Inspired to become an actor after seeing John Malkovich in a play at a West End theatre in London, Stevenson studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. One of his first TV roles was in the Catherine Cookson drama The Dwelling Place, and he later appeared in a wide range of British TV shows, including Waking the Dead, Dalziel and Pascoe.

In 2004, he landed a role in the Hollywood film King Arthur, starring alongside Keira Knightley. He also secured roles in successful US-made TV shows and movies, including the Thor trilogy and HBO's historical drama series Rome, in which he played the character of Titus Pullo. Stevenson was set to star as Baylan Skoll in the upcoming Disney+ series Star Wars: Ahsoka.

Stevenson's co-stars have been paying tribute to the late actor on social media, with English actor James Purefoy, who starred alongside Stevenson in Rome, describing him as a "brilliant, gutsy, larger-than-life actor who filled every part he played right up to the brim." Stevenson's legacy will undoubtedly continue to live on through his impressive body of work and the impact he had on the entertainment industry.

The official Marvel Studios Twitter account also tweeted "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ray Stevenson, who brought humour and wit to the character of Volstagg. He was a wonderful actor who will be deeply missed, and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones."

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar as IMF talks underway

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar as the market is looking for direction amid Pakistan’s ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Amid the economic uncertainty, the local currency remained unchanged against the greenback, moving up 0.01 percent during the opening hours of trading. Before noon, PKR was hovering at 285.40 in the interbank.

In contrast to the inter-bank, the dollar continued its upward trajectory in the open market and is reportedly available at Rs315, as the gap between the official rate and open market rate is Rs30 per dollar.

As the money market is waiting for a positive development from the economic front, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Pakistan said they continued engagement with Islamabad focusing on the restoration of foreign exchange proper market functioning, with special on the upcoming budget.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 30 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,510.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Karachi PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Islamabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Peshawar PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Quetta PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sialkot PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Attock PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujranwala PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Jehlum PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Multan PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Bahawalpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujrat PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nawabshah PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Chakwal PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Hyderabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nowshehra PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sargodha PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Faisalabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Mirpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500


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