The actor, who played werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three of the Potter films, was found by hikers on Sunday.
David Legeno, the British actor and martial artist best known for portraying Harry Potter villain Fenrir Greyback, was found dead on Sunday morning in a remote part of California's Death Valley. A group of hikers came across Legeno's body, which was transported from the area by helicopter.
Local police have said there is no sign of foul play, and preliminary analysis suggests the 50-year old actor died of heat-related issues. The Inyo County coroner is scheduled to determine the final cause of death at a later date.
Legeno is probably most famous for playing the werewolf Greyback in the last three Potter films, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, and Deathly Hallows - Part 2. A new Harry Potter spin-off film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is scheduled to release in November 2016.
In more positive news from the Potter world this week, author J.K. Rowling released a new short story depicting the grown-up lives of her characters.
Source: The Guardian