“Harry Potter” Actor Dave Legeno Passes Away at 50

Posted Friday July 11, 2014 1:45 PM GMT

Given his rugged role of werewolf Fenrir Greyback in the “Harry Potter” movie franchise, it seems nothing could get the better of Dave Legeno .

However, the 50-year-old British actor’s dead body was discovered on Sunday (July 6) by two hikers in Death Valley.

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department told TMZ that after a California Highway Patrol chopper recovered the corpse, they discovered he’d been dead for 3 to 4 days before being discovered.

As for the cause of death, authorities believe it to be heat-related, as Death Valley regularly experiences temperatures of 120 degrees or higher this time of year.