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'Harry Potter' star David Legeno dies at 50

Los Angeles: British actor David Legeno, who played werewolf in 'Harry Potter', has been found dead in Death Valley, California.

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David Legeno in his character as werewolf in 'Harry Potter'

The 50-year-old actor's body was discovered by two hikers on July 6 in a remote area of the California wilderness and had to be removed by helicopter, said The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor apparently died while hiking in the Valley. "The Inyo County Sheriff's Dispatch received notification on Sunday (July 6) at approximately 7 am that remains had been discovered in a remote wash in Death Valley," read a statement. "The remains have been identified as David Legeno, a 50-year-old UK man.

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 statement read. Legeno, who also appeared in 'Snatch' and 'Batman Begins', was also an MMA fighter and boxer, and lived in southern England with his daughter, who is in her 20s.

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