Harry Potter actor Dave Legeno has reportedly been found dead in Death Valley. According to current reports, the British actor’s body was discovered by two hikers on Sunday in a remote area.
According to TMZ, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department in California stated that the Harry Potter actor appears to have died due to heat related issues. Mirror continued on to state that there were no signs of foul play, leading investigators to believe that he may have died due to the extreme heat.
The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department believes that Legeno may have died some three to four days before his body was actually discovered in the remote area of Death Valley by the two hikers. With summer temperatures in Death Valley known to go over 120 degrees during the day, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Harry Potter actor did die due to heat related issues.
While Dave Legeno is known for his recurring role in the Harry Potter franchise as werewolf Fenrir Greyback, Mirror stated that Legeno was also known as a bouncer and wrestler before he took up boxing and acting.
“His first major film role was in Guy Richie’s ‘Snatch’ and he has also starred in ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘Centurion’ along with ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2.'”
Fans have taken to social media to express their grief over the death of Dave Legeno. Just take a look at the Twitter response:
— The Baroness Jami (@digitaljami) July 11, 2014
horrible news, rip Dave Legeno, you were a brilliant Fenrir Greyback — (@flymetomars_) July 11, 2014
One of those days when there is a lot of sad news around first little Harry in Emmerdale and now Dave Legeno passing away. RIP
— PaulineChillingworth (@GalberdeenGirl) July 11, 2014
Dave Legeno, who played Fenrir Greyback has died at age 50. We raise our wands. RIP. — Jo Rowling Online (@JoRowlingNet) July 11, 2014
Dave Legeno’s body is reportedly still with the coroner as the family makes further preparations. According to TMZ, Legeno is survived by a daughter who is in her 20s.
Stay with The Inquisitr as more information becomes available on the death of Harry Potter‘s Dave Legeno.
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