‘Harry Potter’ actor Dave Legeno dies of heatstroke in Death Valley

Written By BY ASSOCIATED PRESS | BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Posted: 08/13/2014, 12:14am

LOS ANGELES — Authorities said “Harry Potter” actor Dave Legeno died from heatstroke in California’s Death Valley. He was 50.

Mr. Legeno played the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three “Harry Potter” films.

The brawny British actor also appeared in “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Batman Begins.”

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department says hikers found Mr. Legeno’s body Sunday morning in a remote area of the desert park.

Mr. Legeno’s manager, Rick Bassman, confirmed his death on Friday.

County Deputy Coroner Jason Molinar says Mr. Legeno’s body was partially decomposed and may have been lying for days in triple-digit heat.

There was no sign of foul play.


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