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'Harry Potter' actor Dave Legeno found dead in Death Valley

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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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Jul 11, 2014 2:14PM
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:(   sad for his family. no joke people.
Jul 11, 2014 2:12PM
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I wish his family and friends my condolences for their loss.
Jul 11, 2014 2:47PM
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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.....

Jul 11, 2014 12:48PM
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Note to self:  Never go hiking in Death Valley in the middle of summer.  Duh
Jul 11, 2014 2:30PM
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Duh is right.  I am sorry for his family, but do not hike in Death Valley in the summer!!!
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