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'Harry Potter' Actor

Dies Hiking in Death Valley

7/11/2014 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dave Legeno Dead
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2:10 P.M. PDT
--  Inyo County officials tell us ... an autopsy was performed and the cause of death is heat stroke.
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One of the villains from the "Harry Potter" movies -- British actor Dave Legeno -- died while hiking in Death Valley ... TMZ has learned.

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. He was also in "Snatch."

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The Inyo County Sheriff's Department (in CA) tells TMZ it appears Legeno died of heat related issues ... and may have been dead for 3-4 days before his body was discovered. Summer temps in Death Valley are known to go over 120 degrees. 

We're told the coroner still has Legeno's body while his family makes plans.

He has a daughter in her 20s.

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Dave was also a pretty successful MMA fighter in the UK ... with a professional record of 4-3.


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ABB    

They don't call it Death Valley for nothin'!

53 days ago
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Mznesha18    

Wow that is so sad. What a horrible way to go. R.I.P

53 days ago
3.

justenuff    

Hiking in Death Valley in the summer and Alone? Obviously, not good

53 days ago
4.

OhWell    

Hey Dumb Ass....


They Don't Call It "Death Valley" For Nothing.

53 days ago
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Lucky_130    

I bet that was one cooked cadaver

53 days ago
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The Del Rubio Triplets    

This sounds kinda suspicious

53 days ago
7.

There's a problem here    

He was hiking alone in Death Valley?

53 days ago
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Roundisnotsquare    

Shocked that he was only 50 and apparently in good shape. Not shocking....dying in "Death" Valley. High today 111 degrees.

53 days ago
9.

I BeLIEve..........Bieber Is Gay    

Pleaseee.....let Bieber be next!

53 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

you hike death valley in January...not July!

53 days ago
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Spankyman    

I bet he was bloated like a killer whale !

53 days ago
12.

Nestlé    

RIP

53 days ago
13.

paul a.    

Went on a day hike in DV many years ago. It was beyond scary.

53 days ago
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BrookeElain93    

Come on y'all... He shouldn't be talked down on... Dude like died.. That's punishment enough...

53 days ago
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fatbellybella    

Umm...hello? DEATH valley in the summer? Smh...

53 days ago
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