'Harry Potter' actor dies while hiking in desert

13 July 2014 / 2 years 3 months ago

One of the villains from the "Harry Potter" movies -- British actor Dave Legeno -- died while hiking in Death Valley.

According to TMZ, Legeno's body was found by a pair of hikers on Sunday in an area so remote a CHP helicopter had to be called in to remove it.

50-year-old Legeno played the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in the 'Potter' movies. 

"It appears that Legeno died of heat related issues, but the Inyo County coroner will determine the final cause of death. There are no signs of foul play," the sheriff's office said in a statement, reports Reuters.

Summer temperturatures in Death Valley are known to go over 48 degrees Celsius.

TMZ was told that the coroner still has Legeno's body while his family makes plans.

He has a daughter in her 20s. 

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