Dave Legeno, a mixed martial artist and English actor, best known for playing Fenrir Greyback in the Harry Potter series, has been found dead in California’s Death Valley on July 6. He was 50 years old.
According to Variety, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department was notified that Sunday morning by two unrelated hikers who found his remains below Death Valley’s Manly Beacon, near Zabriskie Point. According to Wikipedia, Death Valley is located in the “lowest, driest, and hottest area in North America.”
Police say Legeno died of “heat-related” issues, mostly caused while he was hiking. An autopsy has yet to be performed.
In the United Kingdom, Legeno was best known as The Enforcer, having taken up boxing and wrestling at the age of 42. He is mostly known for playing the villainous Fenrir Greyback, a werewolf who hunts down Harry and his friends in the Harry Potter films. In addition to the popular franchise, Legeno has also offered his martial arts skills in action films like Snatch and Batman Begins.
Legeno is survived by his daughter,Wendy.