Harry Potter stars Emma Watson and Tom Felton have paid tribute to late co-star Dave Legeno following his death in California last week (ends11Jul14). Legeno, who starred in the last three instalments of the Harry Potter franchise as werewolf Fenrir Greyback, was found dead in a remote area of Death Valley, California by a pair of hikers. An official cause of death has yet to be released, but he is thought to have suffered from extreme heat-related issues.
Watson, who played female lead Hermione Granger in the films, took to Twitter.com on Saturday (12Jul14) to pay tribute to the actor, writing, "I'm so sad to hear about #DaveLegeno. He was such a lovely man. I hope he is resting in peace x."
Co-star Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, added, "Gutted to hear the sad news about Dave Legeno. He was a true Big, Friendly, Gentleman. Was a pleasure every time we met #BFG #DaveLegeno".
British actor Dave Legeno has died at the age of 50. The Harry Potter star passed away while hiking in Death Valley National Park in California.
His body was found in a remote area by a pair of hikers last Sunday (06Jul14) and local police believe he may have died from heat related issues, according to TMZ.com.
Legeno began his career as a boxer and mixed martial arts fighter under the name Lone Wolf.
He landed his first movie role in 2000's Snatch and went on to appear in Batman Begins. He also featured as werewolf Fenrir Greyback in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2.