‘Harry Potter’ Actor Dave Legeno Found Dead

"Harry Potter" star Dave Legeno was found dead

after hiking in a remote part of California's Death

Valley, according to police reports. He was 50.

The U.K.'s Telegraph reported on Friday (July

11) that the Inyo County Sheriff's office had

confirmed Legeno was discovered early Sunday

morning by a pair of hikers.

The sheriff's department dispatched a helicopter

to locate and recover the body of the British

actor, who was best known for playing werewolf

Fenrir Greyback in the blockbuster wizard series.

"It appears that Legeno died of heat-related

issues, but the Inyo County Coroner will

determine the final cause of death," a spokesman

for the sheriff's department said. Authorities

went on to confirm that there were no signs of

foul play.

Legeno, who also appeared in 2000′s "Snatch"

and 2005′s "Batman Begins," was set to star in

the upcoming film "Sword of Vengeance."

Tom Felton , who played villain Draco Malfoy on

"Harry Potter," took to Twitter to pay homage to

his co-star.

Gutted to hear the sad news about

Dave Legeno. He was a true Big,

Friendly, Gentleman. Was a

pleasure every time we met #BFG


— Tom Felton (@TomFelton) July

11, 2014

Additionally, Felton posted a pictured of the two

in full costume on set to Instagram with an

equally heartfelt caption.

"Dave Legeno. It was always a pleasure. He was

a great talent with a heart of gold and always

had time for anyone. Dave was a soft, kind

gentleman off screen but had the skill to be the

complete opposite on screen. He taught me lots,

You will be missed mate xx #DaveLegeno," he


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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