It may not be something you give much thought to, but the "Harry Potter" movies are dubbed in different languages around the world. In Brazil, a military police officer named Caio César Ignácio Cardoso de Melo was the Portuguese voice actor for Harry Potter, dubbing over Daniel Radcliffe's lines.

According to local Brazilian site Folha de S. Paulo, Caio César was killed on September 30 during a police operation in the Complexo do Alemão, in Rio de Janeiro. He was 27 and had reportedly been an officer for four years. Police said, via the site, that teams were patrolling the region when they came under fire, and Caio César was shot in the neck. They said he was taken to the hospital but died from the wounds.

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling reacted to the tragedy:

Charles Emmanuel, Brazilian voice of Ron Weasley, tweeted (in Portuguese) tributes to his former colleague. According to The Guardian, he wrote, "Everyone has heard the voice of Caio César at some point. ... I've had the opportunity to work with him several times, because we are the same generation of voice actors. ... He was a runt, skinny, but he grew up and went on to become a policeman and turned into a father. He became a man."

It definitely sounds like he was a worthy representative of Gryffindor's bravery. According to Folha, he is survived by a daughter.

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