Legeno’s most famous role was playing a villain in the Harry Potter movie series. He was the werewolf named Fenir Greyback.
On Sunday some other hikers in the area found him and a California Highway Patrol helicopter was called in to remove his body.
The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department in Los Angeles told TMZ that Legeno may have been dead for a few days before his body was found. Death Valley is known to reach extremely high temperatures, sometimes hitting over 120 degrees.
Some might know Legeno as an mixed martial arts fighter and boxer. He holds a professional record of 4-3. Other movies he starred in were ‘Snatch,’ ‘Snowwhite and the Huntsman,’ and ‘Batman Begins‘.
The 50-year-old actor leaves behind his family including a 20-year-old daughter, who will be making the funeral and burial decisions.
**** Dave as Fenir in Harry Potter, below ****