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|Born||David Ronald Murray
12 October 1963
Marylebone, London, England, UK
|Died||6 July 2014
Death Valley, California, UUSA
|Occupation||Actor, mixed martial artist|
|Spouse(s)||Angel Legeno (m. 1984; div. 2007)|
David "Dave" Legeno (12 October 1963 – 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.
The film Last Knights was dedicated to his honour.
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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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