12 October 1963|
Marylebone, London, England, UK
|Died||6 July 2014
Death Valley, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, mixed martial artist|
David "Dave" Legeno (12 October 1963 – ca. 6 July 2014) was an English actor and mixed martial artist.
Life and career
Legeno's first major film role was in Guy Richie's Snatch. He had roles in Batman Begins, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Centurion, and Last Knights. Most notably, Legeno played the werewolf, Fenrir Greyback, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2.
Legeno lent his voice to the videogame The Getaway: Black Monday as a protagonist, Eddie O'Connor. He was trained in various combat styles, including boxing, wrestling, judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai.
Legeno lived in England with his daughter, Wendy, his only known immediate survivor.
His body was found by a pair of hikers on 6 July 2014, in Death Valley, California, United States. Due to the remote area, a helicopter was called in to retrieve his remains. Legeno died of heat-related issues and may have been dead for three to four days before his body was discovered. No foul play is suspected.
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Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|7 matches||4 wins||3 losses|
|Win||4–3||Herb Dean||TKO (eye injury)||Cage Rage 22||14 July 2007||1||5:00||London, England|
|Win||3–3||Dan Severn||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Rage 20||10 February 2007||3||5:00||London, England|
|Win||2–3||Alan Murdock||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Rage 19||9 December 2006||1||4:10||London, England|
|Win||1–3||Kimo Leopoldo||Submission (guillotine choke)||Cage Rage 18||30 September 2006||1||3:21||London, England|
|Loss||0–3||Mark Epstein||KO (punches)||Cage Rage 17||1 July 2006||1||0:45||London, England|
|Loss||0–2||Ikuhisa Minowa||Submission (achilles lock)||Cage Rage 15||4 February 2006||1||2:21||London, England|
|Loss||0–1||Alan Murdock||Submission (armbar)||Cage Rage 14||3 December 2005||1||4:07||London, England|
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