Dave Legeno, 'Harry Potter' Actor, Found Dead On Death Valley Hiking Trail At Age 50
Dave Legeno, who starred in the final three Harry Potter films, died while hiking in Death Valley in California. He was 50.
Harry Potter's Dave Legeno Dies
Legeno was discovered on a trail in Death Valley by two hikers Sunday. It is believed that Legeno’s body may have been there for three to four days before the hikers came upon it. The Inyo Country Sheriff’s Department in California revealed Legeno likely died of heart-related issues to TMZ.
In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2, Legeno played villainous werewolf Fenrir Greyback. Greyback was responsible for turning Remus Lupin, Bill Weasley and countless other innocents in werewolves.
Dave Legeno as Fenrir Greyback
Legeno’s first acting credit was in Guy Ritchie’s Snatch, which starred Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro and Jason Statham. He also had parts in Batman Begins, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Centurion and Snow White and the Huntsman.
At the time of his death, Legeno had two films in postproduction – Jim Weedon’s Sword of Vengeance and The Last Knights with Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen.
Legeno is survived by his daughter Wendy.