Dave Legeno, best known for playing werewolf Fenrir Greyback in the "Harry Potter" franchise, passed away while hiking in Death Valley, ET confirms. He was 50.
According to the Inyo County Sheriff's Dispatch, they received a notification this past Sunday, July 6, that a body was found by a two-person hiking group "in a remote wash" below Manly Beacon, west of Zabriskie Point in Death Valley.
The area was so remote that the Highway Patrol helicopter H-82 had to
transport the body. The Sheriff's Dispatch says it appears Legeno died of
heat-related issues, but the Inyo County Coroner will ultimately determine the
final cause of death. There are no signs of foul play.
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Living in the desert nearby,(Yuma,AZ) I can fully understand the heat and temp changes from day to day in the desert out here. Anywhere from 105 to 125 plus on the ground daytime and the ground itself being a miserable 140 plus, makes hiking when not acclimated to the extremes is asking for trouble. From late spring thru mid fall the desert here can be as deadly a place to roam as any place on this planet
His acting will be missed and sympathies to the family.....