'Harry Potter' villain Dave Legeno found dead in the desert

By Madeline Smith,

Harry Potter actor Dave Legeno was found dead in Death Valley in California on Sunday.

According to The Daily Mail, the 50-year-old actor was found dead by two hikers. It is believed his remains may have been in the desert for several days before he was found on Sunday. The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department believes that the death was heart related and no foul play is suspected.

Legeno was known for his role in Harry Potter as the evil werewolf Fenrir Greyback and was seen in three of the series’ films. As seen on Legeno’s IMDb page, he was also in Snow White and the Huntsman, The Raven, and Batman Begins. Legeno commonly played villains due to his large stature of six foot three inches.

The British actor wrestled and boxed, with the ring name The Enforcer, according to Yahoo News. He began his MMA career at the late age of 42 when his acting career was slowing down. His hobbies included reading, playing the guitar, and poetry.

The actor left behind an adult daughter named Wendy. He would be 51 this October.

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