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Harry Potter actor Dave Legeno
dead in Death Valley

BBC News, by Staff

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 7/11/2014 7:23:41 PM

A British actor who appeared in the Harry Potter film series has been found dead in a remote part of California´s Death Valley, authorities say. Mixed martial arts fighter Dave Legeno, 50, was found by hikers on Sunday and his body was recovered by helicopter. There were no signs of foul play and it is believed he died from the heat, an initial coroner´s examination found. He appeared as werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three Harry Potter movies, including both Deathly Hallows films. "It appears that Legeno died of heat-related issues, but the Inyo County coroner will determine the final cause of death," the Inyo

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It has been very hot here. Why would anyone be in Death Valley during the summer months?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: schnapps, 7/11/2014 7:39:58 PM     (No. 9920415)

Something Rudyard Kipling wrote about mad dogs & Englishmen comes to mind.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 7/11/2014 8:07:13 PM     (No. 9920443)

He was in Death Valley? In the summer? Alone? Seems a Darwin Award candidate.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 7/11/2014 8:27:24 PM     (No. 9920459)

Harry Potter and the Valley of Death.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/11/2014 8:47:49 PM     (No. 9920479)

Condolences to his daughter.

Why was he hiking alone in Death Valley in the summer ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/11/2014 9:20:03 PM     (No. 9920532)

Perhaps Martial Artist types like to challenge themselves with extreme conditions? I never heard of this guy, but he was definitely in good condition. Probably felt invincible.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: DaddyO, 7/11/2014 10:38:31 PM     (No. 9920588)

Cheryl Strayed wrote a book Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail in which she, as a complete newcomer, decided on a whim to hike the pacific crest trail which stretches from mexico to oregon.

Her pack was overloaded, she had the wrong shoes and came close to running out of water (and dying) on the trail.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/12/2014 12:34:22 AM     (No. 9920709)

I don´t care how good of shape a person thinks he/she is in, when it comes to heat or cold, the body shuts down within a few minutes of a person who is entirely out of shape. It´s entirely biological.

I´ve had "prickly heat" or the onset of a heat stroke, and you just feel like going to sleep. I´ve also been in extreme cold with the onset of frostbite, and all you want to do is go to sleep. If you do, it will be the "big sleep."

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